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Test of Mathematics Related Attitudes (TOMRA)

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

Likert scale

Scale:

5-point Likert scale

Publication Date:

Aug 04, 2002

Respondent:

5th grade students

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

1. I enjoy reading about things which disagree about my previous ideas.
2. Mathematics lessons are fun.
3. I am curious about the world in which we live.

Reliability:

Alpha coefficient = range 0.62 to 0.93

Validity:

Discriminant validity = range 0.36 to 0.62

Frequency:

sometimes

Administration time:

15 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Fraser, B. (1982). TOSRA: Test of science-related attitudes handbook. Hawthorn, Victoria: The Australian Council for Educational Research Limited.

Comments:



Three theses using TOMRA:
Yuen Ching Hanke, C. (2013, December). A cross-national study of students’ perceptions of mathematics classroom environment, attitudes towards mathematics and academic self-efficacy among middle school students in Hong Kong and the USA (Doctoral dissertation, Curtin University, 2013) [Abstract].

Dawn Innerarity Rosales, A. (2009, April 8). A precollege engineering program’s effects on the grade eight minority students’ attitudes and achievement in science and mathematics (Doctoral dissertation, Curtin University of Technology, 2009) [Abstract].

Taylor, B. A. (2004). The influence of classroom environment on high school students' mathematics anxiety and attitudes. Retrieved from https://espace.curtin.edu.au/handle/20.500.11937/73

Other Reference:
Chapman, F. (2012). Use of exchange-of-knowledge method for enhancing classroom environment and students' attitudes and achievements in Mathematics. D.Sc.Ed. Curtin University, Science and Mathematics Education Centre.

This paper made use of TOMRA and calculated its reliability and validity for the different subscales. The internal consistency (Alpha reliability coefficient) ranged from 0.62 to 0.93 for pre and post test, the discriminant validity (how it correlated with the other scale) ranged from 0.36 to 0.62 for both pre and post tests.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

Yes