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ERIC Number: ED528027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 99
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-6364-0
Relationships of Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Mathematics Performance of Adult Basic Education Students
Watts, Beverly Kinsey
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Competent mathematical skills are needed in the workplace as well as in the college setting. Adults in Adult Basic Education classes and programs generally perform below high school level competency, but very few studies have been performed investigating the predictors of mathematical success for adults. The current study contributes to the literature on mathematics education of adults in Adult Basic Education by investigating the relationships among mathematics anxiety, mathematics self-efficacy, gender, and age and determining if any of the variables predict mathematics performance. Adult Basic Education students at two community colleges were given math anxiety and math self-efficacy rating scales and their placement test scores were used as the math performance values. Multiple variable analyses were performed and the study found that age, mathematics anxiety, and mathematics self-efficacy were related but mathematics self-efficacy was the only predictor of math performance. Implications for future mathematical instruction in Adult Basic Education and ideas for future research were discussed as a result of this study. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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