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ERIC Number: EJ1177085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Examining the Relationship between Math Self-Efficacy and Statistics Motivation in the Introductory Business Statistics Course: Self-Compassion as a Mediator
Ramos Salazar, Leslie
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v16 n2 p140-160 Apr 2018
Because business statistics students often experience a lack of statistical motivation, business educators need to understand the factors that influence students' motivation levels in undergraduate-level business statistics courses. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of math self-efficacy and self-compassion on students' motivation levels and the gender differences among the main variables. The regression results showed that math self-efficacy was a positive predictor of statistics motivation. Self-compassion was also found to be a partial mediator of the relationship between math self-efficacy and statistics motivation. Gender differences were also found in business students' math self-efficacy, self-compassion, and statistics motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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