ERIC Number: EJ871561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Statistics Anxiety and Business Statistics: The International Student
Bell, James A.
Education, v129 n2 p282-286 Win 2008
Does the international student suffer from statistics anxiety? To investigate this, the Statistics Anxiety Rating Scale (STARS) was administered to sixty-six beginning statistics students, including twelve international students and fifty-four domestic students. Due to the small number of international students, nonparametric methods were used to determine if the two groups differed. The international group scored significantly higher, indicating more statistics anxiety, than their domestic counter-parts on three of the six factors revealed by STARS.
Descriptors: Foreign Students, College Students, Statistics, Mathematics Anxiety, College Mathematics, Rating Scales, Nonparametric Statistics, Business Administration Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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