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ERIC Number: ED318607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 21
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The Relationship between Attitudes toward Statistics, Math Self-Concept, Test Anxiety and Graduate Students' Achievement in an Introductory Statistics Course.
Perney, Jan; Ravid, Ruth
Statistics courses are often viewed by many college students as impediments to the attainment of a desired degree. It is not uncommon for students to delay taking required statistics courses until just before graduation. Often part of the reason for this is a transferral of a basic anxiety about mathematics to statistics. The objectives of this study were to examine the relationship between student attitudes, self-concept, mathematics background, and academic performance in a statistics course. The sample used in this study was 68 students in a masters degree program in a school of education; 93 percent of the students were female. Methods, instruments used, and procedures are discussed. Results indicated that course performance was not related to attitudes toward statistics, mathematics self-concept mathematics background or attitudes toward tests. Most of the students attributed their success in the course to their instructor. (CW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ameri