Thursday, May 19, 2022

Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale- Short Form

 


Scale name: Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale- Short Form

Scale overview: The Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments scale- Short Form (ASPIRES-SF) is a 13-item scale that measures both religious involvement and spiritual transcendence. Spiritual transcendence refers to the way people create a sense of meaning and purpose for their lives.

Authors: Ralph L. Piedmont et al. (see below)

Response Type: The ASPIRES-SF is a self-report assessment with different ratings for the two subscales—see below.

Subscales = 2

1.  Religiosity Index

  4-religious activity (e.g., prayer, reading religious literature) items are rated 1-7 to indicate frequency.

2.  Spiritual Transcendence Scale

  9-items are rated on a 1-5 scale of agreement. The items refer to a sense of meaning. These 9-items reflect 3 facets: Prayer fulfillment, Universality, and Connectedness.

Reliability: In the 2008 reference (see below) alpha values were .72 for the total transcendence scale and .79 for the Religiosity Index.

Validity: Several studies have reported on the results of the factor structure of the longer form of ASPIRES. The 2008 study included the results of a Principal Components Analysis showing 3 factors for the Spiritual Transcendence Scale and one factor for Religiosity

 

Availability: Author contract:   rpiedmont@loyola.edu

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Reference for the scale

Piedmont, R. L., Kennedy, M. C., Sherman, M. F., Sherman, N. C., & Williams, J. E. G. (2008). "A Psychometric Evaluation Of The Assessment Of Spirituality And Religious Sentiments (Aspires) Scale: Short Form". In Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 19. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. doi: https://doi.org/10.1163/ej.9789004166462.i-299.55

 

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Resource Link:  A – Z Test Index

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   by Ralph Piedmont and Teresa Wilkins









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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale AMAS

 



Scale name: Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale AMAS

Scale overview: The Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale (AMAS) is a 9-item measure of anxiety related to mathematics.

Authors: Hopko et al.

Response Type: The AMAS uses a 5-point Likert-type rating scale.

1 = Low anxiety

2 = Some anxiety

3 = Moderate anxiety

4 = Quite a bit of anxiety

5 = High anxiety

Sample items

Having to use the tables in the back of a math book.

Taking an examination in a math course.

Reliability: Internal consistent value (Cronbach’s Alpha) = .90 and 2-week test-retest = .85 (Hopko et al. 2003)

Validity: The Hopko et al. (2003) article reports strong convergent validity with other measures and the results of a factor analysis.

Availability:

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Author email from the article below: dhorpko@utk.edu

 

Reference for the scale

Hopko, D. R., Mahadevan, R., Bare, R. L., & Hunt, M. K. (2003). The abbreviated math anxiety scale (AMAS) construction, validity, and reliability. Assessment, 10, 178-182. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1073191103010002008

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 Related measure

Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire   MSEAQ


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Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ)

 


Scale name: Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ)

Scale overview: The Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire (MSEAQ) is a 29-item measure of both mathematics self-efficacy and mathematics anxiety.

Author: Diana Kathleen May

Response Type: Items are rated on a 5-point Likert-type scale following a “no response” option:

1 = Never

2 = Seldom

3 = Sometimes

4 = Often

5 = usually

Sample items

1. I feel confident enough to ask questions in my mathematics class.

6. I worry that I will not be able to get a good grade in my mathematics course.

Subscales and basic statistics for the MSEAQ

     Self-Efficacy M = 44.11, SD = 10.78, alpha = .93

     Anxiety M = 46.47, SD = 12.61, alpha = .93

     Total Scale M = 90.58, SD = 22.78, alpha = .96

Reliability: See the Cronbach’s alpha levels reported above.

Validity: There were significant positive correlations with similar measures. The results of a Factor Analysis are included in the dissertation.

 

Availability: The scale is in Appendix B of May’s dissertation at the University of Georgia. https://esploro.libs.uga.edu/esploro/outputs/doctoral/Mathematics-Self-Efficacy-and-Anxiety-Questionnaire/9949333688402959

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Reference for the scale

May. (2009). Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire [University of Georgia]. http://getd.libs.uga.edu/pdfs/may_diana_k_200908_phd.pdf

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Related Scales

Abbreviated Math Anxiety Scale    AMAS

Academic Self-Efficacy for Students     ASESS

 Academic Self-Efficacy Scale      ASE

General Self-Efficacy Scale       GSE


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Assessment of Spirituality and Religious Sentiments (ASPIRES) scale- Short Form

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