Validation of the mathematical modeling attitude scale for Malaysian mathematics teachers

Hidayat, Riyan and Idris, Wan Izani Wan and Qudratuddarsi, Hilman and Rahman, Muhamad Nazri Abdul (2021) Validation of the mathematical modeling attitude scale for Malaysian mathematics teachers. Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 17 (12). ISSN 1305-8215, DOI

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This work sets out to examine the validity and reliability of the Mathematical Modeling Attitude Scale (MMAS), a instrument measuring teachers’ attitude towards mathematical modeling. A cross-sectional survey research was utilised to describe the validity and reliability of the MMAS. The population of the present study focused on Malaysian mathematics teacher in primary and secondary schools (N = 171) and this was achieved using convenience sampling. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA), confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and Rasch analysis were utilised in analysing the data in the present work. EFA revealed that the data from the teachers had a four-factor structure: constructivism, relevance and real-life, understanding and motivation and interest. The CFA confirmed that the model fit indices established the four-factor structure of the first and second-order model. Although the Rasch analysis generally supported the finding of EFA and CFA, there was still room for improvement in terms of the rating scale and DIF criterion. © 2021. by the authors; licensee Modestum

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attitude;Exploratory factor analysis;Confirmatory factor analysis;Mathematical modeling;Rasch analysis License
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2022 03:09
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2022 03:09

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