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ERIC Number: EJ1146147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2304-9650
Mathematics Test, Numerical Task and Mathematics Course as Determinants of Anxiety toward Math on College Students
García-Santillán, Arturo; Rojas-Kramer, Carlos; Moreno-García, Elena; Ramos-Hernández, Jesica
European Journal of Contemporary Education, v6 n2 p240-253 2017
The aim of this study was to determine the variables that explain the anxiety towards mathematics in college students. For this purpose, we used the scale RMARS that integrate 25 items. The sample is non-probabilistic by convenience and the questionnaire was applied to 100 student's enrollment in the "Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz" (ITVER). Exploratory factorial analysis with component extraction was used for data measurement. The internal consistency of the test was a = 0.911. The Bartlett's test of Sphericity with KMO (0.857), chi-square test X[superscript 2] with 276 "df" (1404.084) and significance p < 0.000 as well as the values of MSA tending to 1, show a significant result that allow us reject null hypothesis Ho. The percentage of the 65.62% variance is explained by five components. The result shows that anxiety in the ITVER students is explained by a five factors model and not by the tridimensional model as stated by Richardson y Suinn.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale
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