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|Title:||A confirmatory factor analysis of Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI)|
|Citation:||The Mathematics Educator, 2013; 15(1):121-135|
|Publisher:||Association of Mathematics Educators|
|Aysha Abdul Majeed, I Gusti Ngurah Darmawan, Peggy Lynch|
|Abstract:||Students’ attitudes toward mathematics have been known to influence students’ participation, engagement, and achievement in mathematics. A variety of instruments have been developed to measure students’ attitudes toward mathematics for example Mathematics Attitude Scale (Aiken, 1974), Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales (Fennema & Sherman, 1976), and Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) (Tapia & Marsh, 1996). The purpose of this paper is to report the validation of the ATMI instrument. It was administered to 699 Year 7 and 8 students in 14 schools in South Australia. The students responded on a five-point Likert scale. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) supported the original four-factor correlated structure based on several fit indices. The validation provided evidence that ATMI can be a viable scale to measure students’ attitudes toward mathematics in a South Australian context|
|Keywords:||Attitudes toward mathematics; Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI); confirmatory factor analysis; Australia|
|Rights:||Copyright status unknown|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 2|
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