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Development of a study orientation questionnaire in mathematics

J. G. Maree, W. J. Schoeman
Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie | Vol 16, No 3 | a675 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/satnt.v16i3.675 | © 1997 J. G. Maree, W. J. Schoeman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 11 July 1997 | Published: 11 July 1997

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J. G. Maree,, South Africa
W. J. Schoeman,, South Africa

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The aim of this study was to standardize a study orientation questionnaire in mathematics for learners from all language groups in South Africa. The population was defined as all learners taking mathematics in Grades 8 and 9, and in Grades 10 and 11 in high schools in South Africa. A stratified, random, two stage sample was then drawn. Statistical analyses included determining of reliabil­ity, intercorrelations (with a view to establishing criterion-related validity), norm determining and intercorrelations between factors. The data obtained were analysed by means of statistical techniques including MANOVA, ANOVA and the Scheffé test. Results are discussed. It is concluded that the questionnaire could be a useful instrument for use in classrooms in South Africa.


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