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Modified Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scale
Scale:5 point liker scale
Publication Date:Nov 16, 1980
Respondent:1600 high school students
|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
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.
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.