Psychometric properties of the Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale


BALOĞLU M.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, vol.90, no.1, pp.315-325, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.2466/pr0.90.1.315-325
  • Title of Journal : PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-325

Abstract

The Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale has 51 items, each scored on a 5-point rating scale to measure statistics anxiety with six subscales, Worth of Statistics, Interpretation Anxiety, Test and Class Anxiety, Computational Self-concept, Fear of Asking for Help, and Fear of Statistics Teachers, Psychometric properties included analyses of construct and concurrent validities an internal consistency and test-retest reliability. 221 college students (74% women; M age=28 yr.) in elementary statistics courses at several southwestern state universities participated. The findings are consistent with previous reports and indicate adequate concurrent validity, internal consistency, and split-half reliability, but for construct validity confirmatory factor analysis yielded marginal support.