An examination of the internal consistency and structure of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS)

Chew, Peter K.H., Dillon, Denise B., and Swinbourne, Anne L. (2018) An examination of the internal consistency and structure of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS). PLoS ONE, 13 (3). e0194195.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine the internal consistency and structure of the English version of the Statistical Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS). Participants were 202 (79% females) psychology undergraduates was recruited from James Cook University’s Singapore (71%) and Australia (29%) campuses. Acceptable internal consistency reliabilities, ranging from .81 to .94, were found in this sample. Approximate fit indices suggest that a correlated six first-order factor model best describes the data in contrast to theoretical considerations suggesting that a six factor model with two correlated superordinate factors (i.e., statistics anxiety and attitudes toward statistics) best describes the data. Researchers are recommended to use part one of the STARS to assess statistics anxiety and part two to assess attitudes toward statistics.

Item ID: 52913
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1932-6203
Keywords: statistics anxiety; statistical anxiety rating scale; reliability; validity
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This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 05:09
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