About the Measure

Domains Motivation, goal orientation and perseverance, Perceptions of Self
Key stages Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Subscales Mathematical self-perceptions; Enjoyment of mathematics
Description This instument assesses (primary-age) pupils' attitudes to Maths and was designed to be used to understand how different curricula might contribute to these attitudes.
Example Doing Math is easy for me
Link http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0748175611418522

Implementation details

No. of items 18
Format Likert
Respondent Self
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 8-12
Cost single purchase Available in jou
Cost per child Available in jou

Psychometric details

UK norms No
Cronbach's α .92-.94
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA 3-factor oblique
CFA Chi-square(46)= 132.80
CFI= .962
TLI= .992
RMSEA= .079
Criterion validity Mathematical self-perceptions were significantly positively related with teacher-rated Maths ability. Enjoyment of Mathematics was also positively related with teacher-rated ability though there was also a significant difference for school-year with younger students showing greater enjoyment. There was also a significant negative relationship between maths enjoyment and teacher-rated reading ability.
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Not reported
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Adelson, J. L., & McCoach, D. B. (2011). Development and psychometric properties of the Math and Me Survey measuring third through sixth graders’ attitudes toward mathematics. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 44(4), 225-247. doi:10.1177/0748175611418522