International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students
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Reference: Ayebo A, Bright J, Ballam C. Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students. INT ELECT J MATH ED. 2020;15(1), em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942
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Reference: Ayebo, A., Bright, J., & Ballam, C. (2020). Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 15(1), em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942
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Reference: Ayebo, Abraham, Jered Bright, and Christian Ballam. "Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2020 15 no. 1 (2020): em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942
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Reference: Ayebo, A., Bright, J., and Ballam, C. (2020). Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 15(1), em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942
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Reference: Ayebo, Abraham et al. "Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, vol. 15, no. 1, 2020, em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942
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Reference: Ayebo A, Bright J, Ballam C. Examining the Factor Structure of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics among Undergraduate Health Science Students. INT ELECT J MATH ED. 2020;15(1):em0560. https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/5942

Abstract

Recent studies report that students’ attitudes toward statistics play an important role in their statistics achievement. The goal of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Survey of Attitudes Towards Statistics (SATS-28) among undergraduate health science students enrolled in an introductory statistics course. Most students held positive attitudes towards statistics. The average SATS scores were above neutral. Confirmatory factor analysis validated the four-factor structure of the questionnaire (Affect, Cognitive Competence, Value, and Difficulty), albeit with a few modifications. The RMSEA value of 0.065 was below the suggested cutoff of 0.07. Cronbach’s alpha for the entire scale was .907, which was well above the recommended cutoff value of 0.7. The study provided evidence for the appropriate metric properties of the SATS-28 as a valid instrument for measuring the statistics attitudes of a sample of first year students at the University of Minnesota Rochester.

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