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ERIC Number: ED541756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 292
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-2673-4833-3
Gender Differences in Factors Pertaining to Math Anxiety among College Students
Wilder, Sandra
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Akron
Math anxiety has been seen as one of the biggest obstacles to student success in mathematics. The nature of this condition, as well as its relationships with numerous predictors, has been investigated for decades. However, there is still a significant lack of agreement among the findings of these research studies. The current study examines gender differences in relationships between age, time without mathematics, math preparedness level, student perceptions of teachers' and parents' attitudes toward this discipline, and math anxiety. The corresponding relationships are also investigated for two major dimensions of this condition: numerical anxiety and math test anxiety. The results of this study indicate that impact of the proposed predictors on math anxiety vary based on gender. It further suggests that the structure and nature of this condition are different for female and male students. [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: Higher Education
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Language: English
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