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Table 2 Descriptive and frequency statistics for questionnaire items on test-taking motivation

From: Test-taker perception of and test performance on computer-delivered speaking tests: the mediational role of test-taking motivation

  Frequency (%)
Item M SD Disagree Neutral Agree
Perceived test importance
 1. Doing well on the TOEIC Speaking test was important to me.a 3.91 0.83 3 (5.6%) 9 (16.7%) 42 (77.7%)
 2. I am concerned about the scores I will receive on the TOEIC Speaking test.a 4.41 0.60 0 3 (5.6%) 51 (94.4%)
 3. The TOEIC Speaking test was an important test to me.a 3.72 0.81 4 (7.4%) 15 (27.8%) 35 (64.8%)
 4. I would like to know how well I did on the TOEIC Speaking test.a 4.56 0.50 0 0 54 (100%)
Total 4.15 0.51    
Test-taking effort
 1. I engaged in good effort through the TOEIC Speaking test.a 4.19 0.70 2 (3.7%) 3 (5.6%) 49 (90.7%)
 2. I gave the TOEIC Speaking test my full attention while completing it.a 3.85 0.76 4 (7.4%) 8 (14.8%) 42 (77.8%)
 3. I gave my best effort on the TOEIC Speaking test.a 4.11 0.72 1 (1.9%) 8 (14.8%) 45 (83.3%)
 4. While taking the TOEIC Speaking test, I was able to persevere in completing the tasks.a 3.93 0.91 3 (5.6%) 15 (27.8%) 36 (66.6%)
Total 4.02 0.63    
  1. aMeans that Chi-square test was significant