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ERIC Number: ED260101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
A Longitudinal Study of Career Interests and Mathematics Attitudes for Students at the Eighth and Twelfth Grade Levels.
Elmore, Patricia B.; And Others
This study investigated the relationship between attitudes toward mathematics, career interests, and parent variables measured at grade eight and attitudes toward mathematics and career interests as measured at grade twelve. The longitudinal nature of the study will help to determine changes in mathematics attitudes and career interests from the junior to the senior high school level. The subjects were 458 high school seniors from midwestern senior high schools who participated in the first phase of the study as eighth graders. The instruments administered to the students included the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales and the Unisex American College Testing Interest Inventory (UNIACT). Canonical correlation analysis was used to determine the relationship between students' attitudes toward mathematics and career interests at the twelfth grade level and their parents' attitudes toward mathematics four years earlier. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Fennema Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales