Exploratory factor analysis for mathematics identity among secondary school students / Junaida Md Said ... [et al.]

Md Said, Junaida and Raja Maamor Shah, Raja Lailatul Zuraida and Yunus, Riyan Hidayat and Jamian, Nurul Husna (2023) Exploratory factor analysis for mathematics identity among secondary school students / Junaida Md Said ... [et al.]. Mathematical Sciences and Informatics Journal (MIJ), 4 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2735-0703


Currently, there is not widely accepted or universally recognized measure that captures a singular identity for mathematics due to inconsistent measurement methods used in research on this topic The problematic nature of students' relationship with mathematics has prompted researchers to examine the issue through the perspective of identity. This research examined the alignment between the items on the adapted questionnaire related to mathematics identity load on the theorized sub-constructs by conducting instrument validation. Cluster sampling method was employed in this study, involving 213 participants. A questionnaire comprising 19 items was administered to secondary school students. Then, the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was utilized to categorize the different components present in the questionnaire. Additionally, Cronbach's Alpha was calculated to assess the internal validity and reliability of the questionnaire, ensuring the consistency and accuracy of the instrument. The study revealed that there are three main dimensions which are mathematics recognition, mathematics learning performance and competence, and mathematics career interest that can be classified by 13 items. The result led to formulate a new set of questionnaires. The new set of questionnaires will be distributed for further research to proceed on confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).


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Md Said, Junaida
Raja Maamor Shah, Raja Lailatul Zuraida
Yunus, Riyan Hidayat
Jamian, Nurul Husna
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Analysis
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Tapah Campus > Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Mathematical Sciences and Informatics Journal (MIJ)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Mathematical Science and Information Journal (MIJ)
ISSN: 2735-0703
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-9
Keywords: Mathematics identity; Secondary school students; STEM; Exploratory factor analysis; Malaysia
Date: November 2023
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/88211
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