Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Student Personal Beliefs & Behaviors – Subjective Task Value: Utility (New)

  1. Math concepts are valuable because they will help me in the future.
  2. Math will be useful for me later in life.
  3. Math is practical for me to know.
  4. Math helps me in my daily life outside of school.
  5. Being good at math will be important when I get a job or go to college.

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
.81 3.64 .82 -.45
High School
.78 4.04 .75 -.96

.81 3.78 .82 -.60