S. L. (1985). The development and validation of a scale measuring
attitudes toward statistics. Educational and Psychological Measurement,
45, 401 – 405.
29-item attitudinal scale consists of two subscales: attitude toward
the field of statistics (20 items) and attitude toward the course
(9 items). Students are asked to respond to how they currently feel
about a statement (i.e., “I feel that statistics will be useful
to me in my profession”) using a 1 (strongly disagree) to 5
(strongly agree) response scale.
two-factor solution was supported in addition to high ( ~.90) internal
consistency for both subscale scores. The distinctiveness of the subscale
scores was further supported by correlations with course grade. Specifically,
the attitude toward the course subscale was a positive predictor of
course grade, unlike the attitude toward the field subscale, which
had a null relationship with course grade.
(PDF format) or at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/cblumberg/wise1.doc
An important memorandum concerning the scoring and use of these items
is at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/cblumberg/wise2.pdf
(PDF format) or at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/cblumberg/wise2.doc