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ERIC Number: EJ991445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Cross-Cultural Evaluation of Item Wording Effects on an Attitudinal Scale
Yang, Yanyun; Chen, Yi-Hsin; Lo, Wen-Juo; Turner, Jeannine E.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n5 p509-519 Oct 2012
Previous studies have shown that method effects associated with item wording produce artifactual factors and threaten scale validity. This study examines item wording effects on a scale of attitudes toward learning mathematics for Taiwanese and U.S. samples. Analyses from a series of CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) models support the presence of method effects for both samples. In addition, findings show that U.S. students tended to report higher means on not only the substantive factors but also the method factor, compared to Taiwanese students. The effect sizes on the mean differences are medium to large. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study