The development of mathematics problem solving attitude scale (MPSAS)
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CitationÇanakçı, O. ve Özdemir, A. Ş. (2009). The development of mathematics problem solving attitude scale (MPSAS). Maltepe Üniversitesi. s. 313.
Lack of scale measuring students’ attitudes of mathematics problem solving (at grades 6, 7 and 8) has been observed in the relevant literature. The present research, which was motivated to remedy such deficiency, aims to develop a likert-type attitude scale (Mathematics Problem Solving Attitude Scale-MPSAS). A draft of the scale which contained 77 items was composed based on both review of the extant literature and the opinions of experts on this area of research. The draft scale was tested on a group of 638 students at 6th, 7th and 8th grades. As a result of factor analysis, 58 items were omitted, and the remaining 19 items have been divided into two dimensions called ”Enjoyment” and ”Teaching”. Two dimensions accounted for 43Various techniques were used to ensure the content and construct validity of the scale. Test-retest and splithalf test techniques were used to test the reliability. The Pearson correlation coefficient revealed by test-retest technique was 0.89. Cronbach alpha coefficient calculated to ensure the internal consistency was 0,848 for MPSAS, 0,869 and 0,777 for the sub scales MPSAS-E (Enjoyment) and MPSAS-T (Teaching) respectively. The research has produced a valid and reliable likert-type attitude scale as a research instrument.
SourceInternational Conference of Mathematical Sciences
- Makale Koleksiyonu 
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