Research Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2012
Volume: 7
Issue: 4
Page No. 212 - 214

Assessing the Mathematical Beliefs of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers in Malaysia

Authors : Effandi Zakaria, Norazah Mohd Nordin, Lilia Halim, Md. Yusoff Daud, Nor Sakinah Mohammad and T. Subahan Mohd Meerah

Abstract: The Mathematical Beliefs Scale (MBS) was administered to 623 pre-service mathematics teachers in Malaysia. The data were analyzed using exploratory factors analysis yielding two factors, namely, Constructivist Orientation (CO) and Traditional Orientation (TO). The results of the factor analysis and the high reliability estimates for the MBS and its subscale confirmed the hypothesis that the MBS can be used to assess beliefs of pre-service mathematics teachers in Malaysia.

How to cite this article:

Effandi Zakaria, Norazah Mohd Nordin, Lilia Halim, Md. Yusoff Daud, Nor Sakinah Mohammad and T. Subahan Mohd Meerah, 2012. Assessing the Mathematical Beliefs of Pre-Service Mathematics Teachers in Malaysia. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 7: 212-214.

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