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ERIC Number: EJ763061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6803
Construction and Validity of Geometry Attitude Scales
Utley, Juliana
School Science and Mathematics, v107 n3 p89 Mar 2007
The purpose of this study was to develop and establish the validity and reliability of an instrument to measure students' attitudes toward geometry. Participants consisted of 264 undergraduate students from two universities, one in the Midwest and one in the Southwest. The instrument is a 5-point Likert-scaled survey consisting of 32 statements and 3 subscales. The internal consistency using Cronbach's coefficient alpha was 0.95 for the confidence subscale, 0.93 for the usefulness subscale, and 0.92 for the enjoyment subscale. For the overall instrument using the 32 items that comprised the three subscales, internal consistency reliability analysis revealed a Cronbach's coefficient alpha of 0.96. Additionally, this article reports on the content, criterion, and construct validity of the instrument. (Contains 2 tables.)
School Science and Mathematics Association. Texas A&M University, TAMU 4232, College Station, TX 77843. Tel: 979-862-8100; e-mail: ssmj@coe.tamu.edu; Web site: http://ssmj.tamu.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales