Fogarty, Gerard J. and Cretchley, Patricia and Harman, Chris and Ellerton, Nerida and Konki, Nissim (2001) Validation of a questionnaire to measure mathematics confidence, computer confidence, and attitudes to the use of technology for learning mathematics. Mathematics Education Research Journal, 13 (2). pp. 154-160. ISSN 1033-2170
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[Abstract]: This study reports on the validation of a questionnaire designed to measure general mathematics confidence, general confidence with using technology, and attitudes to the use of technology for mathematics learning. A questionnaire was administered to 289 students commencing a tertiary level course on linear algebra and calculus. Scales formed on the basis of factor analysis demonstrated high internal consistency reliability and divergent validity. A repeat administration confirmed the earlier psychometric findings as well as establishing good test-retest reliability. The resulting instrument can be used to measure attitudinal factors that mediate the effective use of technology in mathematics learning.
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