ERIC Number: ED218088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Relationship of Self Concept Enhancement to Anxiety and Achievement in College Mathematics.
Furuto, David M.; Lang, Melvin
The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether teaching strategies designed to help pupils build positive and realistic self concepts would have effects upon attitudes, anxiety, and achievement in mathematics. The population consisted of 60 students who had registered for a Survey of Mathematics course at Winward Community College during the 1979-1980 fall semester. These students were in two sections of the course, and one group was designated experimental, the other control. Four null hypotheses were generated for the study, and were rejected when data analysis revealed that subjects in the experimental group: (1) performed better; (2) developed more favorable attitudes; (3) had less anxiety; and (4) performed more commensurately with their mathematical ability than the control group. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 18-23, 1982).