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ERIC Number: EJ876728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
The Mathematics Value Inventory for General Education Students: Development and Initial Validation
Luttrell, Vickie R.; Callen, Bruce W.; Allen, Charles S.; Wood, Mark D.; Deeds, Donald G.; Richard, David C. S.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v70 n1 p142-160 2010
The goal of this study was to develop a self-report inventory that measures individual differences in the perceived value of mathematical literacy for general education students. The Mathematics Value Inventory (MVI) is grounded in the Eccles et al. model of achievement-related choices and surveys students' beliefs in four areas: interest, general utility, need for high achievement, and personal cost. This study describes the development and initial score validation of the MVI. As hypothesized, it was found that (a) MVI scores for students who were not majoring in math did not differ by gender, (b) students who had higher MVI scores had completed more college course work in math than did students with lower scores, and (c) MVI scores were not related to scores on a measure of social desirability. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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