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Title: Psychometric properties, factor structure and gender and educational level invariance of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) in Spanish children and adolescents
Authors: Martín-Puga, M. Eva
Justicia-Galiano, M. José
Gómez-Pérez, M. Mar
Pelegrina, Santiago
Abstract: The present study aimed to investigate the factor structure and degree of measurement invariance of a Spanish adaptation of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) in primary and secondary school students (N = 1,504 students, 46.08% males, 7-19 years of age). The results of confirmatory factor analysis corroborated the original two-factor structure, although a modified two-factor model with one item loading simultaneously on both factors was better supported. Full measurement invariance was observed across gender, and partial measurement invariance was achieved across educational levels (primary and secondary education). The AMAS showed reasonable internal consistency, test–retest reliability, and convergent validity. These results highlight the utility of the AMAS as a measure of math anxiety in primary and secondary school students whose scores can be compared by gender and educational level.
Keywords: math anxiety
factor structure
measurement invariance
psychometrics properties
children
adolescents
Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale
Issue Date: 2022
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This study was supported by a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (PSI2016-80416-P funded by FEDER).
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Martín-Puga, M. E., Justicia-Galiano, M. J., Gómez-Pérez, M. M., & Pelegrina, S. (2022). Psychometric properties, factor structure, and gender and educational level invariance of the Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) in Spanish children and adolescents. Assessment, 29(3), 425-440.
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