Assessing problem-solving dispositions: Likelihood-to-act survey
This paper reports an ongoing study that is aimed at developing an instrument for measuring two particular problem-solving dispositions: (a) impulsive disposition refers to students’ proclivity to spontaneously proceed with an action that comes to mind, and (b) analytic disposition refers to the tendency to analyze the problem situation. The instrument is under development and consists of likelihood-to-act items in which participants indicate on a scale of 1 to 5 how likely they are to take a particular action in a given situation. The instrument was administered to 318 college students, mainly pre-service teachers. Statistical analysis indicates that likelihood-to-act items are reliable and that the current version of the instrument has room for further improvement.
Kien H. Lim, Osvaldo Morera, and Mourat Tchoshanov. "Assessing problem-solving dispositions: Likelihood-to-act survey" Proceedings of the Thirty-first Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Atlanta, GA. Sep. 2009.
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