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ERIC Number: EJ1088587
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0663
A Latent Profile Analysis of Math Achievement, Numerosity, and Math Anxiety in Twins
Hart, Sara A.; Logan, Jessica A. R.; Thompson, Lee; Kovas, Yulia; McLoughlin, GrĂ¡inne; Petrill, Stephen A.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v108 n2 p181-193 Feb 2016
Underperformance in math is a problem with increasing prevalence, complex etiology, and severe repercussions. This study examined the etiological heterogeneity of math performance in a sample of 264 pairs of 12-year-old twins assessed on measures of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety. Latent profile analysis indicated 5 groupings of individuals representing different patterns of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety, coupled with differing degrees of familial transmission. These results suggest that there may be distinct profiles of math achievement, numerosity, and anxiety, particularly for students who struggle in math.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
Grant or Contract Numbers: HD038075; HD059215; HD075460