The structure of the statistics anxiety rating scale: A confirmatory factor analysis using UK psychology students

Donncha Hanna, Mark Shevlin, Martin Dempster

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This study aimed to examine the structure of the statistics anxiety rating scale. Responses from 650 undergraduate psychology students throughout the UK were collected through an on-line study. Based on previous research three different models were specified and estimated using confirmatory factor analysis. Fit indices were used to determine if the model fitted the data and a likelihood ratio difference test was used to determine the best fitting model. The original six factor model was the best explanation of the data. All six subscales were intercorrelated and internally consistent. It was concluded that the statistics anxiety rating scale was found to measure the six subscales it was designed to assess in a UK population. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-74
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008


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