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Math anxiety assessment with the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale : applicability and usefulness : insights from the Polish adaptation

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Math anxiety assessment with the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale : applicability and usefulness : insights from the Polish adaptation

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dc.contributor.author Cipora, Krzysztof [USOS34451] pl
dc.contributor.author Szczygieł, Monika [USOS99307] pl
dc.contributor.author Willmes, Klaus pl
dc.contributor.author Nuerk, Hans-Christoph pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-14T13:44:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-14T13:44:34Z
dc.date.issued 2015 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/44218
dc.language eng pl
dc.rights Udzielam licencji. Uznanie autorstwa 4.0 Międzynarodowa pl
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/pl/legalcode pl
dc.title Math anxiety assessment with the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale : applicability and usefulness : insights from the Polish adaptation pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.additional Druk dwuszpaltowy pl
dc.identifier.weblink http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01833/full pl
dc.abstract.en Math anxiety has an important impact on mathematical development and performance. However, although math anxiety is supposed to be a transcultural trait, assessment instruments are scarce and are validated mainly for Western cultures so far. Therefore, we aimed at examining the transcultural generality of math anxiety by a thorough investigation of the validity of math anxiety assessment in Eastern Europe. We investigated the validity and reliability of a Polish adaptation of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS), known to have very good psychometric characteristics in its original, American-English version as well as in its Italian and Iranian adaptations. We also observed high reliability, both for internal consistency and test-retest stability of the AMAS in the Polish sample. The results also show very good construct, convergent and discriminant validity: The factorial structure in Polish adult participants (n = 857) was very similar to the one previously found in other samples; AMAS scores correlated moderately in expected directions with state and trait anxiety, self-assessed math achievement and skill as well temperamental traits of emotional reactivity, briskness, endurance, and perseverance. Average scores obtained by participants as well as gender differences and correlations with external measures were also similar across cultures. Beyond the cultural comparison, we used path model analyses to show that math anxiety relates to math grades and self-competence when controlling for trait anxiety. The current study shows transcultural validity of math anxiety assessment with the AMAS. pl
dc.subject.en AMAS pl
dc.subject.en anxiety pl
dc.subject.en math anxiety pl
dc.subject.en confirmatory factor analysis pl
dc.subject.en cross-cultural studies pl
dc.subject.en healthy adults pl
dc.description.volume 6 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01833 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1664-1078 pl
dc.title.journal Frontiers in Psychology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.date.accession 2017-09-14 pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Filozoficzny : Instytut Psychologii pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid 1833 pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl
.pointsMNiSW [2015 A]: 35


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