Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Student Personal Beliefs & Behaviors – Subjective Task Value: Interest (Eccles)

  1. How much do you like doing math?a

It is recommended that this item be used on a 7-point scale that is anchored at the endpoints and in the middle with the following options. E.g., Not at all (0), Somewhat (3), and Very much (6).

a Adapted from Wigfield, A., et al. (1997). Change in children’s competence beliefs and subjective task values across the elementary school years: A 3-year study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 89(3), 451-469.

Descriptive Statistics:

Sample Items Alpha Mean Stan. Dev. Skewness

Middle School
2.84 1.26 .04
High School
3.21 1.31 -.21

2.97 1.29 -.04