Validating the instrument of study anxiety sources using factor analysis

Vitasari, Prima and Muhammad Nubli, Abdul Wahab and Herawan, Tutut and Ahmad, Othman and Suriya Kumar, Sinnadurai (2011) Validating the instrument of study anxiety sources using factor analysis. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 15. pp. 3831-3836. ISSN 1877-0428 (print); 1877-0428 (online). (Published)

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Anxiety can be referred as an underlying source of students’ fears during their study process. Several researches have proposed and identified the anxiety sources among students. However, not many proposals are concerned on validating the instrument of study anxiety sources. In this paper, the validation of the instrument of study anxiety sources is described. For identifying study anxiety sources, a total 300 students of University Malaysia Pahang (UMP) participated in this survey during second semester in the academic year 2008/2009. Findings from 7 dimensions in identifying of study anxiety sources show that all items had achieved validity as analysed by factor analysis. These sources are exam anxiety, presentation anxiety, mathematics anxiety, language anxiety, social anxiety, family anxiety, and library anxiety. Since, the Cronbach alpha of reliability was acceptable, it can be concluded that the associations of students feeling, thought, and experiences toward study anxiety sources support the validity of the instrument.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Factor analysis; Validity; Study anxiety; Student
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Centre For Modern Languages and Human Sciences
Faculty of Computer System And Software Engineering
Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 01:57
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 01:57
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