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ERIC Number: ED173175
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Spectrum Analysis of Attitudes Toward Mathematics: Multifaceted Research Findings.
Elmore, Patricia B.; Vasu, Ellen S.
This symposium includes five presentations of studies of mathematics attitudes at three educational levels: junior high, postsecondary, and graduate school. The studies have implications in the fields of mathematics education, educational research, academic advisement, and career counseling. The studies identify the extent of the problem of mathematics anxiety of avoidance. Abstracts of the papers are presented. Paper topics include: (1) a study of the attitudes of junior high school students toward mathematics; (2) student's attitudes toward mathematics and their relationship to learning in required mathematics courses in selected postsecondary institutions; (3) mathematics attitudes: an intervention study; (4) math anxiety: its impact on graduate level statistics achievement; and (5) math avoidance and pursuit of fantasy careers. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Educational Research Association
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979); Contains occasional light and broken type