**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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