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ERIC Number: EJ1158945
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Predicting the Attitudes and Self-Esteem of the Grade 9th Lower Secondary School Students towards Mathematics from Their Perceptions of the Classroom Learning Environment
Tran, Van Dat
World Journal of Education, v2 n4 p34-44 Aug 2012
This study reports the validity of the hypothesis that students' perceptions of the learning environment of mathematics classroom may predict their attitudes and self-esteem towards mathematics. It examines data from 487 grade 9th students from 14 mathematics classes in 7 Vietnamese lower secondary schools to identify how students' perceptions of the learning environment variables, and the extent to which these predict the attitudes and self-esteem. The results obtained from correlation and multiple regression analyses indicated that if students were satisfied with mathematics learning, and if they found their mathematics class as cohesive, then their self-esteem and attitudes towards mathematics would be positive. In contrast, if students perceived mathematics as difficult, and if they perceived the learning atmosphere as competitive, then their self-esteem and attitudes towards mathematics would be negative. The findings show that a positive learning environment should be created to promote the positive attitudes and self-esteem of students in learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: My Class Inventory
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