The Mathematics Enrolment Choice Motivation Instrument

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Abstract

The instrument of mathematics enrolment choice motivation (MECM) is designed to measure factors that influence students’ decisions to keep or drop mathematics in Year 11. Using survey responses from 289 Year 11 students, this paper presents the initial form of the instrument, examines its factor structure, internal consistency and discriminant power. The preliminary psychometric evidence supports the proposal of a reduced form with five scales for self-concept, self-efficacy, subjective value, anxiety and learning experience in mathematics. With a clearer factor structure and better item information characteristics, the short form is more practical for use with senior secondary students.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsGregory Hine, Susan Blackley, Audrey Cooke
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages436-443
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846312
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2019 - Curtin University, Perth, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 20194 Jul 2019
Conference number: 42nd
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Conference

ConferenceAnnual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2019
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2019
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period30/06/194/07/19
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