ERIC Number: ED476644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr-21
The Influence of Classroom Environment on High School Students' Mathematics Anxiety.
Taylor, Bret A.; Fraser, Barry J.
This study investigates associations between the classroom environments perceived by high school students and their level of mathematics anxiety. A revised and updated version of the Plake and Parker Revised Mathematics Anxiety Ratings Scale (RMARS) was used to assess students' mathematics anxiety. A revised version of the What is Happening in This Class (WIHIC) survey was used to assess students' perceptions of the following aspects of the mathematics classroom learning environment: student cohesiveness, teacher support, involvement, investigation, task orientation, cooperation, and equity. This study provides valuable information regarding the validity and reliability of the RMARS for assessing mathematics anxiety. There was statistical significance between two of the learning environment scales and one of the mathematics anxiety factors. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21, 2003).