ERIC Number: ED223702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Development of a Scale for the Measurement of Self-Concept in Mathematics.
Gourgey, Annette F.
Evidence suggests that victims of mathematics anxiety suffer from a poor self-concept regarding their mathematical ability. A 27-item attitude scale was developed reflecting attitude toward one's ability to learn mathematics. This scale was administered to 92 students taking a required statistics course, along with the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale, an arithmetic test, a list of erroneous statements about mathematics, and a midterm examination. Mathematical self-concept was moderately related to mathematics anxiety and was more highly correlated with arithmetic skills, acceptance of erroneous beliefs about mathematics, performance on the midterm examination, and number of years since last mathematics course than was mathematics anxiety. It was suggested that mathematical self-concept is an important dimension of attitude in mathematics learning to consider in both research and remediation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Mathematical Self Concept Scale (Gourgey); Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale