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ERIC Number: EJ828880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
Person-Fit: Relationship with Four Personality Tests in Mathematics
Dodeen, Hamzeh; Darabi, Maher
Research Papers in Education, v24 n1 p115-126 Mar 2009
Person-fit is a statistical index that can be used as a direct measure of assessment accuracy by analysing response patterns and identifying individuals with aberrant or unusual responses with respect to a testing model. For these individuals test scores may be an inaccurate measure of their true ability. To comprehend person-fit and its relationship with other variables in testing, four personality tests for mathematics were applied and their relationships with person-fit were investigated. The four tests assessed were attitude toward maths, level of maths anxiety, level of test anxiety, and level of motivation to learn maths. The person-fit statistic was estimated using the standardised log-likelihood statistics (l[subscript Z]). Participants were 1075 tenth-grade students from one school district in the south of Jordan. Results showed that motivation toward learning maths has the strongest relationship with person-fit followed by test anxiety. While a student's ability measured by total score has no effect on person-fit, maths anxiety and attitude toward maths definitely have some effect on it. The results of this study also showed the usefulness of person-fit procedure in understanding students' performance in tests. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Jordan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sarason Test Anxiety Scale