This study investigated secondary students' attitudes towards mathematics. The "Attitudes Toward Mathematics Instrument (ATMI) was adapted into online items with semantically differentiated responses reported on visual analogue scales. The new instrument was validated with data collected from secondary school students in Perth, Western Australia (n=263). Results were analysed using correlational and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). The CFA confirmed a three-factor structure of enjoyment, confidence, and value of mathematics. My study showed that online visual analogue scales are effective or measuring attitudes towards mathematics. Results indicated that boys of all ages held more positive attitudes towards mathematics than girls.
|Award date||6 Jun 2016|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|