ERIC Number: ED451047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May-1
Computer-Related Experiences and Anxiety of Mathematics Education Majors (1985-1995).
The purpose of this study was to examine the computer-related experiences and anxiety of mathematics education majors across a ten-year period, the 1985-1986 through 1994-1995 academic years. This study centers on 10 years of data collection concerning mathematics education majors at West Virginia University in terms of their previous computer use, gender, and computer anxiety. It also examines the relationships between gender, previous computer experience, and computer anxiety along with the general patterns of computer experiences observed over the 10-year period. The participants in the study were 255 mathematics education majors enrolling in the West Virginia University education program. Data was taken from surveys filled out by the students as part of their enrollment in the education program. Findings from this study indicate that the more recent students have more computer experiences. Also, computer anxiety levels decreased during the study, and there were no significant differences between male and female students' anxiety levels. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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