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ERIC Number: EJ1008356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
A Spanish Version of the Short Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (sMARS)
Nunez-Pena, M. Isabel; Suarez-Pellicioni, Macarena; Guilera, Georgina; Mercade-Carranza, Clara
Learning and Individual Differences, v24 p204-210 Apr 2013
The aim of this study was to adapt and assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the sMARS in terms of evidence of validity and reliability of scores. The sMARS was administered to 342 students and, in order to assess convergent and discriminant validity, several subsamples completed a series of related tests. The factorial structure of the sMARS was analyzed by means of a confirmatory factor analysis and results showed that the three-factor structure reported in the original test fits well with the data. Thus, three dimensions were established in the test: "math test," "numerical task" and "math course anxiety". The results of this study provide sound evidence that demonstrates the good psychometric properties of the scores of the Spanish version of the sMARS: strong internal consistency, high 7-week test-retest reliability and good convergent/discriminant validity were evident. Overall, this study provides an instrument that allows us to obtain valid and reliable math anxiety measurements. This instrument may be a useful tool for educators and psychologists interested in identifying individuals that may have a low level of math mastery because of their anxiety. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale