ERIC Number: ED175626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Students' Attitudes Toward Mathematics and Their Relationship to Learning in Required Mathematics Courses in Selected Post-Secondary Institutions.
Bleyer, Dorothy R.
The purposes of this study were: (1) to identify those attitudes toward mathematics courses at selected institutions; (2) to assess the relationship of those attitudes to selected variables; and (3) to study the effect of those attitudes upon the learning of mathematics in the selected courses. Data were collected upon 420 freshmen in a university, a technical institution, and a community college in the Midwest during the fall and winter of 1976. The findings support those researchers who report predominately negative attitudes toward mathematics among college students. There were observable differences in the response patterns of students according to sex and to type of institution. (Author/HM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Southern Illinois University
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