ERIC Number: ED448041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-May
Attitude Differences between Male and Female Students at Clovis Community College and Their Relationships to Math Anxiety: A Case Study.
Hendershot, Richard Lane
The purpose of this study was to examine the attitudes of males and females at Clovis Community College towards math anxiety and to look for possible factors that could be used to assist in the assignment of students to various math classes. The subjects in the study were fifty male students and fifty female students. Subjects responded to a math anxiety survey form designed by the researcher to measure the degree of agreement or disagreement with statements related to math anxiety. The results of the study included the identification of factors at Clovis Community College that could be incorporated into the planning of teaching methods and possible curriculum change. Notable differences were detected in the attitudes of males and females concerning their perception of the effectiveness of their previous math teachers. Other factors were also examined, such as initial cause of the students' math anxiety. The levels of math anxiety among male and female students showed little difference. Multiple regression models were computed as possible tools for predicting math anxiety levels in students at the college. This was a case study and reflects only data gathered at Clovis Community College during the Spring 2000 term. (Contains 36 references.) (Author/ASK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctor of Education Dissertation, California Coast University.