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Table 1 Means, standard deviations, and internal consistencies of the test-taking motivation subscales

From: The role of test-taking motivation for students’ performance in low-stakes assessments: an investigation of school-track-specific differences

Aspect of motivation Subscale Item no. Example item M SD Internal consistency
Domain-specific Self-concept in mathematics 3 I’ve always been good at math. 2.48 0.94 0.89
Situation-specific Invested effort 3 How much effort you’ve given during the test? 2.89 0.58 0.83
Test attractiveness 3 How much fun did you have during the test? 2.56 0.62 0.82
Usefulness of the test 1 How useful do you find these kinds of tests? 2.84 0.83 -
Emotional state 4 I’m in a good mood. 2.87 0.67 0.81
Worry 3 I have doubted my abilities. 2.06 0.69 0.73
Distraction 2 My thoughts wandered from the tasks. 2.06 0.83 0.75