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ERIC Number: ED260941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Factors Influencing Competency in Mathematics Among Entering Elementary Education Majors.
Caraway, Sue Dennis
Relationships among attitude toward mathematics, mathematics background, and junior college transfer versus non-transfer status upon competency in elementary mathematics were investigated using multiple linear regression techniques. Instruments for collecting data included a mathematics placement test, the "Mathematics Attitude Scale" by Aiken, and a questionnaire designed to gather information on mathematics background and the number of hours transferred from a junior college. Subjects were 78 entering elementary education majors at the University of Southern Mississippi. Significant relationships were found to exist between competency in elementary mathematics, the criterion variable in all analyses, and attitude toward mathematics as well as competency in mathematics and mathematics background. No significant relationship was established between junior college transfer status and mathematics competency. Comparison of the means further indicated that the stronger the background in mathematics, the higher the mathematics competency score. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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