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ERIC Number: EJ828971
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
The Effects of Anxiety and Self-Efficacy on Finance Students
Sizoo, Steve; Jozkowskia, Robert; Malhotra, Naveen; Shapero, Morris
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n4 p347-356 Dec 2008
Because of their quantitative content, Finance courses are particularly difficult for business majors. Math-related material causes many students to become anxious, which can impede their learning and their performance. Also, students who think they will perform poorly on a task do worse than those who think they will succeed. The difference is the student's self-efficacy. This exploratory study attempted to examine "Finance anxiety" in business students by creating a Finance Anxiety Scale to measure that phenomenon, as well as its relation to the construct of self-efficacy. The objective of this research was to begin examining whether or not the critical message of finance could be made more accessible to students without diluting the necessarily rigorous nature of the discipline. The results and implications of this preliminary study are discussed, as well as essential future research. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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