
02344811
j
2002b.00992
Fogarty, Gerry
Cretchley, Patricia
Harman, Chris
Ellerton, Nerida
Konki, Nissam
Validation of a questionnaire to measure mathematics confidence, computer confidence, and attitudes towards the use of technology for learning mathematics.
Math. Educ. Res. J. 13, No. 2, 154160 (2001).
2001
Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht; Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
EN
C25
matlab
educational technoology
doi:10.1007/BF03217104
This study reports on the validation of a questionnaire designed to measure general mathematics confidence, general confidence with using technology, and attitudes towards the use of technology for mathematics learning. A questionnaire was administered to 289 students commencing a tertiary level course on linear algebra and calculus. Scales formed on the basis of factor analysis demonstrated high internal consistency reliability and divergent validity. A repeat administration confirmed the earlier psychometric findings as well as establishing good testretest reliability. The resulting instrument can be used to measure attitudinal factors that mediate the effective use of technology in mathematics learning. (orig.)