ERIC Number: ED431628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
The Relationship between High School Mathematics Teachers' Leadership Behavior and Students' Mathematics Anxiety.
Joannon-Bellows, Felicia J.
This study examined teacher leadership behavior in the high school mathematics classroom according to Kouzes and Posner's conceptual framework of credible, exemplary leadership. Data were gathered from 13 mathematics teachers, and 445 high school mathematics students from two suburban high schools. This study found that students did not perceive their teachers to be credible leaders in the classroom and that higher levels of mathematics anxiety in students were found to be significantly related to two teacher leadership behaviors. There were no significant gender differences found between male and female students' reported mathematics anxiety levels; however, gender differences were found to exist between male and female students' perceptions of their teacher's leadership behavior. (Contains 52 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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