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Students' Attitudes toward Statistics (STATS) [microform] / Toto Sutarso
Bib ID 5553767
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Sutarso, Toto
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
19 p. 
Summary

The purposes of this study were to develop an instrument to measure students' attitude toward statistics (STATS), and to define the underlying dimensions that comprise the STATS. The instrument consists of 24 items. The sample included 79 male and 97 female students from the statistics classes at the College of Education and the College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa). Students were asked to indicate the extent to which each statement described them using a scale from 0 to 9. The resulting data show that the alpha reliability coefficient for the whole 24 items was 0.82. Then, after dropping the 3 weakest items, the reliability coefficient increased to 0.86. A principal components factor analysis with a varimax (orthogonal) rotation revealed the following six factors: (1) students' interest and future applicability; (2) relationship and impact of the instructor; (3) attitude toward statistical tools; (4) self-confidence; (5) parental influence; and (6) initiative and extra effort in learning statistics. The Students' Attitudes Toward Statistics inventory psychometric analysis revealed sound properties and therefore can be used by researchers and practitioners to measure students' attitudes about statistics. The instrument is included. (Author/RLC)

Notes

ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Knoxville, TN, November 11-13, 1992). For a related document, see TM 019 400.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attitude Measures.  |  College Students.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Factor Structure.  |  Higher Education.  |  Psychometrics.  |  Rating Scales.  |  Statistics.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Reliability.  |  Students Attitudes Toward Statistics Inventory  |  University of Alabama
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
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