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ERIC Number: EJ854273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Do High Ability Students Have Mathematics Anxiety?
Yeo, Kai Kow Joseph
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v27 n2 p135-152 2004
This exploratory study investigates the level of mathematics anxiety among 116 high ability Secondary Two students. These students were from the top 10% of the Secondary Two students in Singapore. Mathematics Anxiety was measured using the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS) (Fennema & Sherman, 1978) which consisted of twelve items which were divided into four categories. The categories were Thinking about Maths, Taking Maths Test, Learning Maths, and Solving Maths Problems. Descriptive statistics on the four categories were reported. The results suggest that Mathematics anxiety did exist among this group of 116 high ability students in two secondary schools. The results also showed that 57 girls in this study exhibited a higher level of Mathematics Anxiety than the 59 boys. (Contains 8 tables.)
Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Education in Science and Mathematics (SEAMEO RECSAM). Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia. Tel: +011-60-4-658-3266; Fax: +011-60-4-657-2541; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale