ERIC Number: ED454041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Mathematics Anxiety and Self-Concept: Evaluation Change Using the "Then-Now" Procedure.
Townsend, Michael; Lai, Mei Kuin; Lavery, Lyn; Sutherland, Carolyn; Wilton, Keri
Cooperatively structured laboratory sessions were used to introduce undergraduate students to basic research methods and statistics. In a previous evaluation of the effects of this programme using self-report measures, mathematical self-concept was enhanced, but mathematics anxiety did not change. This study replicated the programme but included the use of retrospective pre-tests in order to examine a possible contamination of the previous results through a response-shift bias. Positive effects were found for both mathematics self-concept and anxiety, and there was no evidence of bias resulting from a change in the internal standards used to complete the self-report measures. (Contains 36 references and 1 table.) (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Instruction, Self Concept Measures
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/tow99213.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Combined Annual Meeting of the Australian Association for Research in Education and the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (Melbourne, Australia, November 29-December 2, 1999).