Psychometric properties of the Statistical Anxiety Scale among students in Singapore and Australia

Chew, Peter K.H., and Dillon, Denise B. (2014) Psychometric properties of the Statistical Anxiety Scale among students in Singapore and Australia. In: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. pp. 1-5. From: CBP 2014: 3rd Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 24-25 February 2014, Singapore.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine the reliability and validity of the Statistical Anxiety Scale (SAS) among a sample of Singapore and Australia psychology undergraduates. Participants were 163 undergraduates (78.5% female) in the James Cook University Psychology programs at the Australia (33.1 %) and Singapore (66.9%) campuses. Acceptable internal consistency reliabilities, ranging from 0.89 to 0.95 for the factors and for the total scale of the SAS, were found in the current study. Exploratory factor analysis identified a three-factor structure, with the same eight items on each factor as identified by the authors of the scale. The results provided support for the use of the SAS among Singapore and Australia psychology undergraduates. Limitations include the exploratory nature of the study and non-generalizabilty of the results.

Item ID: 34812
Item Type: Conference Item (Scholarly Work)
ISSN: 2251-1865
Keywords: statistics anxiety, psychometric properties
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Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2015 23:53
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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