ERIC Number: ED201504
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Determinants of Class Attitudes Toward Math.
Shaughnessy, Joan; Haladyna, Tom
The study investigates the relationship of theoretically relevant variables to student attitudes toward mathematics. Data on student, teacher, and learning environment variables hypothesized to be related to attitude toward mathematics were collected from 2,000 students and their math teachers at grades four, seven and nine. Over 130 variables were examined and combinations of some variables accounted for up to 84% of the variance in math attitude. Variables which most consistently showed a high level of association with mathematics attitudes were overall teacher quality, fatalism of students, and class satisfaction. Patterns of relationship for each grade level are described and implications for future research in mathematics attitudes are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Inventory of Affective Aspects of Schooling; Learning Environment Inventory; Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Contains occasional light and broken type.