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Math homework purpose scale for preadolescents: a psychometric evaluation
Meilu Sun1; Jianxia Du2; Jianzhong Xu3
Source PublicationCurrent Psychology
ABS Journal Level1

The current study validated the Math Homework Purpose Scale (MHPS) for preadolescents. Having randomly split participants into two subsamples, we conducted exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) on subsample 1 (n = 293) and subsample 2 (n = 292), respectively. Both EFA and CFA indicated that the MHPS consisted of three factors: Academic, Self-regulatory, and Approval-seeking Reasons. Given an adequate level of measurement invariance, we further examined the latent mean difference across gender. Results revealed no statistically significant mean differences in Academic, Self-regulatory, and Approval-seeking Reasons across gender. Finally, consistent with theoretical expectations, Academic and self-regulatory Reasons were positively correlated with homework effort, homework completion, and math achievement.

KeywordHomework Purpose Math Preadolescent Scale Development
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WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000570353400027
Scopus ID2-s2.0-85047419115
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionUniversity of Macau
Corresponding AuthorJianzhong Xu
Affiliation1.East China Normal University,Shanghai,China
2.University of Macau,Macau,China
3.Department of Counseling,Educational Psychology,and Foundations,Mississippi State University,Mississippi State,P.O. Box 9727,39762,United States
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Meilu Sun,Jianxia Du,Jianzhong Xu. Math homework purpose scale for preadolescents: a psychometric evaluation[J]. Current Psychology,2020,39(5):1740-1748.
APA Meilu Sun,Jianxia Du,&Jianzhong Xu.(2020).Math homework purpose scale for preadolescents: a psychometric evaluation.Current Psychology,39(5),1740-1748.
MLA Meilu Sun,et al."Math homework purpose scale for preadolescents: a psychometric evaluation".Current Psychology 39.5(2020):1740-1748.
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