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Psychometric evaluation and experimental validation of the statistics anxiety rating scale.

Papousek, I and Ruggeri, K and Macher, D and Paechter, M and Heene, M and Weiss, EM and Schulter, G and Freudenthaler, HH (2012) Psychometric evaluation and experimental validation of the statistics anxiety rating scale. J Pers Assess, 94. pp. 82-91.

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Abstract

The Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) was adapted into German to examine its psychometric properties (n = 400). Two validation studies (n = 66, n = 96) were conducted to examine its criterion-related validity. The psychometric properties of the questionnaire were very similar to those previously reported for the original English version in various countries and other language versions. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated 2 second-order factors: One was more closely related to anxiety and the other was more closely related to negative attitudes toward statistics. Predictive validity of the STARS was shown both in an experimental exam-like situation in the laboratory and during a real examination situation. Taken together, the findings indicate that statistics anxiety as assessed by the STARS is a useful construct that is more than just an expression of a more general disposition to anxiety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adolescent Adult Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Female Humans Male Middle Aged Personality Inventory Psychiatric Status Rating Scales Psychometrics Questionnaires Reproducibility of Results
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:30
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 16:23
DOI: 10.1080/00223891.2011.627959

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