Measurement Model and Adaptation of Self-Efficacy toward Mathematics Reasoning among University Students

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Choon Tak Chan
Leong Kwan Eu
Hutkemri Zulnaidi


Mathematics self- efficacy is generally defined as individuals' beliefs or perceptions regarding their mathematical abilities. The aim of this quantitative study was to conduct a validity analysis of a self- efficacy instrument toward mathematics reasoning among 184 undergraduate public university students. Students clearly distinguished between their self-efficacy in doing and understanding mathematics reasoning and their self-efficacy in accomplishing assignments in their university mathematics lesson. In these quantitative studies, self-efficacy which demonstrated convergent and discriminant validity was performed, which corresponded to the Bandura theory and included three dimensions: course self-efficacy, exam self-efficacy, and future self-efficacy. The research design utilized casual correlation technique to investigate the effect of self-efficacy on mathematics reasoning. The reliability analysis of Cronbach Alpha internal consistency reliability revealed that self-efficacy instrument that was constructed was extremely reliable and can be utilized by researchers to measure university students' self-efficacy toward mathematical reasoning.

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Chan, C. T., Eu, L. K., & Zulnaidi, H. (2022). Measurement Model and Adaptation of Self-Efficacy toward Mathematics Reasoning among University Students. Asian Social Science and Humanities Research Journal (ASHREJ), 4(1), 37-43.


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