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ERIC Number: ED554220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-5842-1
The Effects of Professional Development on the Knowledge, Attitudes, & Anxiety of Intermediate Teachers of Mathematics
McCartney, Kathleen Perry
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Trevecca Nazarene University
This study examined the effects of a short-term professional development on the mathematical knowledge, anxiety, and attitudes of intermediate teachers. Participants in the control and experimental groups were pre-tested for knowledge using the eighth grade TCAP Item Sampler. Anxiety was measured through the use of Suinn and Winston's (2003) Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale-Short and two open-ended prompts. Attitudes were measured using Betz and Hackett's (1983) Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale and a researcher-created Math Strand Comfort Scale. Between pre-test and post-test, the experimental group met four times for a total of eight hours. The intervention activities were based on teacher need. Both groups were post-tested. Mixed-model ANOVAs revealed no significant difference between the groups on post-test scores of knowledge, anxiety, or attitudes. [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: Intermediate Grades; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale