Title

Towards the development of the mathematics anxiety scale (MAS) of the Notre Dame of Marbel University High School Department

Added Title

Towards the development of the mathematics achievement test (MAT) of the Notre Dame of Marbel University High School Department.
Perceived discipline problems by the teachers and strategies employed for classroom discipline.

Date of Publication

2001

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Educational Measurement and Evaluation

Subject Categories

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Abstract/Summary

This study develops a Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS) for the students of the Notre Dame of Marbel University High School Department (NDMUHSD).The study will employ the descriptive type of research in developing the Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS). The participants will be limited to the high school students of the Notre Dame of Marbel University High School Department in Koronadal City who are enrolled for the school year 2001-2002. The participants will be composed of approximately 100 students of 50 percent females and 50 percent males. The instrument will be given to those students who have difficulty in mathematics in all year levels.The researcher chooses the Method of Summated Rating or the Likert Scale to develop a Mathematics Anxiety Scale. There are five phases to be followed in constructing an attitude scale using the Likert method, as follows: (a) Item writing, (b) Administering the Pretesting, (c) Scoring, (d) Item Analysis, and (e) Interpretation of the Scores. In writing the items for MAS, the researcher will follow the procedure and rules referred by Ventura (1994) in constructing the attitudinal items or objects of interest ranging from extremely favorable to expremely unfavorable. There will be a total of 55 items, 28 of which willbe positive and 27 will be negative. Individual responses per item will be encoded in the SPSS computer program to determine the groupings of the total scores. Item reliability will also be computed. The researcher will determine the construct validity of the statements through factor analysis. The interpretation of the scores in the Likert Scale has to be made in the context of the distribution of the scores of a defined group.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TG03367B

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

3 v. in 1 ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Anxiety--Testing; Educational tests and measurements; Test anxiety

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