Confirmatory Factorial Analysis to Validity a Theoretical Model to Measure Attitude toward Statistic

Milka Elena Escalera-Chávez, Arturo García-Santillán, Francisco Venegas-Martínez

Abstract


In this study was examined whether the constructs: usefulness, motivation, likeness, confidence and anxiety influence the student's attitude towards statistics. Were surveyed 326 students in the public university using the questionnaire proposed by Auzmendi (1992). Data analysis was performed by structural equation model AMOS software. The results do not support the model proposed by Auzmendi of five components. The results suggest that the data are adjusted to only two components, namely: likeness and confidence. About global adjusted of model, the quality measures of absolute fit show: Chi-square statistic (15.123, df = 8 probability level=0.057) is significant, and all indexes showed a satisfactory fit. The values of GFI (0.985), AGFI (0.960) and RMSA (.052) are satisfactory because their values tend to 1 and are > of .5. The attitude towards statistics on students in the Universidad Politécnica de Aguascalientes, is a friendly attitude, which reveals that on this institution the subject Statistics is focused towards the practical application.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n1p569


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