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ERIC Number: EJ952267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Measuring Mathematics Anxiety: Psychometric Analysis of a Bidimensional Affective Scale
Bai, Haiyan; Wang, LihShing; Pan, Wei; Frey, Mary
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v36 n3 p185-193 Sep 2009
The purpose of this study is to develop a theoretically and methodologically sound bidimensional affective scale measuring mathematics anxiety with high psychometric quality. The psychometric properties of a 14-item Mathematics Anxiety Scale-Revised (MAS-R) adapted from Betz's (1978) 10-item Mathematics Anxiety Scale were empirically analyzed on a college sample for its internal consistency reliability, parallel-item reliability, and construct validity. In addition, the bidimensionality of MAS-R was verified through the two-factor measurement model that fitted to the data significantly better than the one-factor model. Therefore, MASR is a psychometrically reliable and valid instrument for measuring bidimensional mathematics anxiety. Implications of the bidimensional affective scale in measuring mathematics anxiety are discussed. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale