ERIC Number: EJ1016420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Does It Matter How You Measure It? The Case of Self-Efficacy in Mathematics
Cheema, Jehanzeb R.
Issues in Educational Research, v23 n3 p346-356 2013
There are many different ways to measure a construct and the method chosen to accomplish this task can have a major effect on results of statistical analyses based on the measured variable. We looked at various methods ranging between naive and sophisticated that can be used to measure self-efficacy within the special context of mathematics, in order to investigate similarities and differences between measurement results. Our conclusion is that under specific situations basic and simple measurements of maths self-efficacy can be as effective as their mathematically elegant but complex counterparts.
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematical Aptitude, Measurement Techniques, Statistical Analysis, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students, Item Analysis, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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