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Journal of Educational Research in Mathematics - Vol. 30, No. 2, pp.177-197
Abbreviation: JERM
ISSN: 2288-7733 (Print) 2288-8357 (Online)
Print publication date 31 May 2020
Received 08 Mar 2020 Revised 07 May 2020 Accepted 07 May 2020

Analysis of the Korean PISA Survey Results in Mathematics Using the Anchoring Vignettes Method
Jung, Hyekyung* ; Rim, Haemee**,
*Professor, Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea (
**Professor, Kongju National University, South Korea (

Correspondence to : Professor, Kongju National University, South Korea,


The anchoring vignettes method as an alternative to the questionnaire using the Likert scale was newly applied to the student survey in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). The three levels of vignettes (high, medium, and low levels) were included in the student survey related to ‘Teacher Support’ and ‘Classroom Management’ in mathematics, the main domain in the PISA 2012. Based on responses to the vignette questions, the PISA provided adjusted scaled scores for 12 student survey constructs. This study re-visited the responses of the vignettes as well as the relevant survey constructs, particularly focusing on the Korean students. The study findings can provide meaningful implications for understanding the response patterns for the Korean students on attitudes toward mathematics and developing survey tools using vignettes.

Keywords: anchoring vignettes, PISA, mathematics affective domains, survey items

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