Dutton’s Attitude Scale

Directions: Place a check in either the agree or disagree column depending upon which expresses your true feelings.

Agree Disagree

  • I think about mathematics problems outside of school and like to work them out.
   
  • I don’t feel sure of myself in mathematics.
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  • I enjoy seeing how rapidly and accurately I can work math problems.
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  • I like math, but I like other subjects just as well.
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  • I like math because it is practical.
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  • I don’t think math is fun, but I always want to do well in it.
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  • I am not enthusiastic about math, but I have no real dislike for it either.
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  • Mathematics is as important as any other subject.
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  • Math is something you have to do even though it is not enjoyable.
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    • Sometimes I enjoy the challenge presented by a math problem.
       
    • I have always been afraid of math.
       
  • I would like to spend more time in school working math.
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  • I detest math and avoid using it at all times.
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  • I enjoy doing problems when I know how to work them out.
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  • I avoid math because I am not very good with figures.
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  • Math thrills me, and I like it better than any other subject.
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  • I never get tired of working with numbers.
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  • I am afraid of doing word problems.
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  • Mathematics is very interesting.
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  • I have never liked mathematics.
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  • I think math is the most enjoyable subject I have ever taken.
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