Monday, June 26th, 2017

Student Personal Beliefs & Behaviors – Subjective Task Value: Cost


  1. Success in math requires a big investment of my time.
  2. I have to give up a lot to do well in math.
  3. Success in math requires that I give up other activities I enjoy.

It is recommended that these items be used on a 7-point scale that is anchored at the endpoints and in the middle with the following options: Not at all true for me (0), Somewhat true for me (3), and Very true for me (6).

Descriptive Statistics:

Sample Items Alpha Mean Stan. Dev. Skewness

Middle School
3
.70 2.57 .96 .62
High School
3
.60 2.64 .92 .49

Total
3
.66 2.60 .95 .57