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Measuring preschool children's affective attitudes toward mathematics
Xiao Zhang1; Yawei Yang1; Xinzhuo Zou1; Bi Ying Hu2; Lixin Ren3
2020-10-01
Source PublicationEarly Childhood Research Quarterly
ISSN0885-2006
Volume53Pages:413-424
Abstract

Utilizing a cross-sectional sample of young Chinese children in Guangdong (Study 1; N = 609) and a longitudinal sample of young Chinese children in Hong Kong (Study 2; N = 197), two studies were conducted to validate the Preschool Affective Attitudes toward Mathematics Scale (PAAMS). In each study, children were interviewed individually on their affective attitudes toward mathematics activities with their parents, teachers, and classmates and were tested individually on their mathematics performance. Parents also rated children's interest in mathematics activities. Both studies showed that a three-factor model that captured young children's affective attitudes toward mathematics activities with their parents, teachers, and classmates fitted the data best. The PAAMS demonstrated acceptable internal consistency reliabilities and satisfactory convergent correlations with parent-report child mathematics interest. Child-report mathematics affective attitudes were positively associated with mathematics performance. Moreover, Study 2 provided further evidence for the stability of the PAAMS's reliabilities and convergent and criterion validity and strict measurement invariance across the two-year follow-up period. The results suggest that the PAAMS is a reliable, valid, and developmentally suitable instrument.

KeywordAffect Mathematics Attitudes Mathematics Performance Measurement Invariance Social Context Validation
DOI10.1016/j.ecresq.2020.05.012
URLView the original
Language英语
WOS Research AreaEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology
WOS SubjectEducation & Educational Research ; Psychology, Developmental
WOS IDWOS:000577435300032
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorXiao Zhang
Affiliation1.Faculty of Education,The University of Hong Kong,Hong Kong
2.Faculty of Education,University of Macau,Macao
3.Faculty of Education,East China Normal University,China
First Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
Corresponding Author AffilicationFaculty of Education
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Xiao Zhang,Yawei Yang,Xinzhuo Zou,et al. Measuring preschool children's affective attitudes toward mathematics[J]. Early Childhood Research Quarterly,2020,53:413-424.
APA Xiao Zhang,Yawei Yang,Xinzhuo Zou,Bi Ying Hu,&Lixin Ren.(2020).Measuring preschool children's affective attitudes toward mathematics.Early Childhood Research Quarterly,53,413-424.
MLA Xiao Zhang,et al."Measuring preschool children's affective attitudes toward mathematics".Early Childhood Research Quarterly 53(2020):413-424.
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