
06554901
j
2016b.00161
Hood, Michelle
Creed, Peter A.
Neumann, David L.
Using the expectancy value model of motivation to understand the relationship between student attitudes and achievement in statistics.
Stat. Educ. Res. J. 11, No. 2, 7285, electronic only (2012).
2012
International Association for Statistical Education (IASE), [s. l.]; International Statistical Institute (ISI), The Hague
EN
C25
C35
K45
K75
K85
M75
statistics education research
statistics attitudes
statistics achievement
http://iaseweb.org/documents/SERJ/SERJ11(2)_Hood.pdf
Summary: We tested a model of the relationship between attitudes toward statistics and achievement based on Eccles' Expectancy Value Model. Participants ($n=149$; 83\% female) were secondyear Australian university students in a psychology statistics course ($\text{mean age} =23.36\text{ years}$, $\mathrm{SD}=7.94\text{ years}$). We obtained demographic details, past performance, attitudes, and expectancies in week 2, and attendance records (effort) and course marks (achievement) at the end of semester. Path analysis was conducted via AMOS 19. The final model fit well and explained 40\% of the variance in achievement. Past performance (22\%), effort (8\%), and expectancies (2\%) made significant direct contributions. There were significant indirect contributions by each attitude component. Cognitive competence made the largest indirect contribution.