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IRT scales for self-reported test-taking motivation of Swedish students in international surveys
Oslo University.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Departement of Educational Measurement.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4630-6123
2019 (English)In: Quantitative psychology: 83rd annual meeting of the psychometric society, New York, NY 2018 / [ed] Marie Wiberg, Steven Culpepper, Rianne Janssen, Jorge González, Dylan Molenaar, Springer, 2019, p. 53-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims at modeling the self-reported test-taking motivation items in PISA and TIMSS Advanced studies for Swedish students using an IRT approach. In the last two cycles of the assessments, six test-specific items were included in the Swedish student questionnaires to evaluate pupil’s effort, motivation and how they perceived the importance of the tests. Using a Multiple-Group Generalized Partial Credit model (MG-GPCM), we created an IRT motivation scale for each assessment. We also investigated measurement invariance for the two cycles of PISA (i.e., 2012 and 2015) and of TIMSS Advanced (i.e., 2008 and 2015). Results indicated that the proposed scales refer to unidimensional constructs and measure reliably students’ motivation (Cronbach’s alpha above 0.78). Differential item functioning across assessment cycles was restricted to two criteria (RMSD and DSF) and had more impact on the latent motivation scale for PISA than for TIMSS Advanced. Overall, the test-taking motivation items fit well the purpose of a diagnostic of test-taking motivation in these two surveys and the proposed scales highlighted the slight increase of pupils’ motivation across the assessment cycles.

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Springer, 2019. p. 53-64
Series
Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, ISSN 2194-1009, E-ISSN 2194-1017 ; 265
Keywords [en]
Test-taking motivation, PISA, TIMSS, IRT
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Educational Sciences Other Social Sciences
Research subject
didactics of educational measurement
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163006ISBN: 978-3-030-01309-7 (print)ISBN: 978-3-030-01310-3 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-163006DiVA, id: diva2:1348509
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Swedish Research CouncilAvailable from: 2019-09-04 Created: 2019-09-04 Last updated: 2019-09-23Bibliographically approved

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