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ERIC Number: EJ926499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Is There a Relationship between Pre-Service Teachers' Mathematical Values and Their Teaching Anxiety in Mathematics?
Yazici, Ersen; Peker, Murat; Ertekin, Erhan; Dilmac, Bulent
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v9 n1 p263-282 2011
Introduction: The aim of this study is to investigate the relation between the pre-service teachers' mathematical values and teaching anxieties in mathematics. Method: The research was carried out on 359 teacher candidates attending the elementary school mathematics, secondary school mathematics and primary school teaching programs. To this end, the 23-item Mathematics Teaching Anxiety Scale and the 34-item Mathematical Values Scale was administered to the pre-service teachers included in the sampling. In the analysis of the data, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient analysis and regression analysis were utilized to determine the relation between the pre-service teachers' mathematical values and their teaching anxieties in mathematics. Results: As a result of the analysis of data, it was determined that there was a low level, positive correlation between the mathematical values of the pre-service teachers and their mathematics teaching anxieties. According to the regression analysis results, it can be said that constructivist values that are part of the mathematical values are the estimator of mathematics teaching anxieties that arise from self-confidence and attitude towards teaching mathematics. Discussion and conclusions: Among the mathematical values, the constructivist value preferences of the pre-service teachers directly affect their mathematics teaching anxieties, and can be taken as a sign that it is possible to reduce their mathematics teaching anxieties by affecting the mathematical value preferences of the candidates. Therefore, determining other variables that may affect value preferences of candidates gains importance. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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