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Assessment. 2003 Jun;10(2):178-82.

The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS): construction, validity, and reliability.

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University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Department of Psychology, 37996-0900, USA. dhopko@utk.edu

Abstract

Psychometric properties of mathematics anxiety measures have not adequately been studied. Using a large sample size (N = 1,239), the authors developed an abbreviated math anxiety measure, examined its psychometric properties, and assessed the generalizability of the model across samples. Exploratory factor analysis yielded a nine-item measure and strong internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and good convergent/divergent validity was demonstrated with an independent sample. When administered to a replication sample, indexes suggested an excellent model fit. TheAbbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) may represent a more parsimonious and valid approach to assess mathematics anxiety.

PMID:
12801189
DOI:
10.1177/1073191103010002008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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