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Modified Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale

Supplemental Information:

n/a

Assessment Type:

self-assessment

Scale:

5 point liker scale

Publication Date:

Nov 16, 1980

Respondent:

1600 high school students

Domain(s) Evaluated:

Attitude

Sample items:

5. Math will not be important to me in my life's work. A B C D E
6. Males are not naturally better than females in math. A B C D E
7. Getting a teacher to take me seriously in math is a problem. A B C D E

Reliability:

Blended survey CA = 0.924

Validity:

established

Frequency:

rarely

Administration time:

0 minutes

Requires a Computer:

No

Requires Internet Access:

No

Primary reference:

Fennema, E., & Sherman, J. (1976). Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales. JSAS Catalog of Selected Documents in Psychology, 6(1), 31

Comments:

Although our publication date says "1980," the correct publication date is 1976, as cited in the primary reference.

Other References:
Mohamed, L. & Waheed, H. (2011). Secondary Students’ Attitudes towards Mathematics in a Selected School of Maldives. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(15) 277-281.
Two of the nine instruments in the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics attitude scale were used in the study due to convenience: personal confidence of students to do mathematics; usefulness of mathematics as perceived by students. No validity and reliability data was given.

Cooper, I. (2013). The Waiting Time: Student Perceptions of Gender Bias in Middle School Mathematics (Maters dissertation). University of Victoria, Victoria.
Made use of this survey in a blended format with three other surveys. Ran an internal consistency test using Cronbach’s alpha finding 0.924 for all three surveys.

STEM Criteria

Science

No

Technology

No

Engineering

No

Math

Yes