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Type: Journal article
Title: A confirmatory factor analysis of Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI)
Author: Majeed, A.
Darmawan, I.
Lynch, P.
Citation: The Mathematics Educator, 2013; 15(1):121-135
Publisher: Association of Mathematics Educators
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0218-9100
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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
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