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Revista Colombiana de Psicología

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VIZCAINO ESCOBAR, ANNIA ESTHER; MANZANO MIER, MAYRA  and  CASAS CARDOSO, GLADIS. Construct Validity and Reliability of the Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire on Mathematics in Secondary School Students. Rev. colomb. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.24, n.2, pp.301-316. ISSN 0121-5469.

This study developed the construct validity of the Epistemological Beliefs Questionnaire on Mathematics, translated and adapted from Walker's instrument (2007).A total of 2023 students from secondary schools in the central region of Cuba participated. Of these students, 51.2% were female, and 48.7% were male. The study confirms a model of beliefs about mathematics of four related dimensions following an asynchronous development and acceptable values of reliability. The goodness of fit indices (GFI=.97; CFI=.94; RMSEA=.03) for the model demonstrate the validity of the questionnaire's use of 18 items for measuring epistemological beliefs about mathematics.

Keywords : instrument validation; epistemological beliefs; mathematics; students; secondary school.

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