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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 self-report 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.

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Reference for the scale

May, D.K. (2009). Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Anxiety Questionnaire [University of Georgia].

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These related scales may be of interest

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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