Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

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


  1. I enjoy the subject of math.
  2. I am fascinated by math.
  3. I like math.
  4. I enjoy doing math.
  5. Math is exciting to me.
  6. How much do you like doing math?a

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. E.g., Not at all true for me (0), Somewhat true for me (3), and Very true for me (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
6
.95 2.67 1.16 .23
High School
6
.95 3.06 1.26 -.06

Total
6
.95 2.08 1.21 .15