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Title: 
Reliability and validity of a Malay translation of the Fennema-Sherman mathematics attitudes scales
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Keywords: 
Mathematics anxiety
Attitudes toward mathematics
Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales
Issue Date: 
2007
Citation: 
Liau, A., Mustapa Kassim, & Liau, M. T. L. (2007). Reliability and validity of a Malay translation of the Fennema-Sherman mathematics attitudes scales. The Mathematics Educator, 10(2), 71-84.
Abstract: 
The purpose of thls study was to establish the reliability and validity of a Malay
version of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales (MAS) in a Malaysian
context. A Malay version of the Fennema-Sherman MAS was administered to 2380
secondary four students from 29 secondary schools in Malaysia. The reliabilities for all nine scales were sufficient and confirmatory factor analyses indicated that the nine scales constitute nine separate factors rather than six. As earlier studies have relied on Exploratory Factor Analyses, the use of Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) in this study provided additional support to the factorial validity of the MAS. The construct validity of the scales
was further supported by examining hypothesized relationships among the variables.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0218-9100
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