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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 Studentsâ€™ 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 Cronbachâ€™s alpha finding 0.924 for all three surveys.