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ERIC Number: EJ1186028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-2217-7337
Stress-Induced Factor as Determinants of Undergraduates' Numerical Reasoning and Decision Making Processes in Pseudo-Mathematics Courses
Israel, Oginni Omoniyi; Faith, Ojo Oluwatoyin
Research in Pedagogy, v8 n1 p63-70 2018
This study investigated the influence of stress-induced factor as determinants of undergraduates' numerical reasoning and decision making processes (NRDMP) in pseudo-mathematics courses. The study employed descriptive research of the survey type. A sample of 400 undergraduates was selected using purposive sampling technique. A questionnaire used to collect data for this study was tagged "Stress Induces Factors among Pseudo-Mathematics Undergraduates Questionnaire (SIFPMUQ). The face and content validity of the instrument were ensured. The reliability of the instrument was established using test-retest method while Pearson's Product Moment Correlation analysis which yielded the reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained. The data collected was analysed using inferential statistics of t-test and Regression analysis. The findings of the study revealed that the regression model "y = 1.551 + 0.214x[subscript 1] + 0.069x[subscript 2] - 0.113x[subscript 3] - 0.170x[subscript 4]" such that exposure to environment and academic workload contributed positively to NRDMP among pseudo mathematics undergraduates while financial issues and making new friends contributed negatively to NRDMP among pseudo-Mathematics undergraduates. Based on the findings, it was recommended that students should be allowed to study in a conducive environment. Likewise, parents and guardians should endeavour to meet up with the responsibilities of their wards.
Preschool Teacher Training College "Mihailo Palov" and Serbian Academy of Education in Belgrade. Omladinski Trg 1, Vrsac, 26300 Serbia. Tel: +381-832517; Fax: +381-832517; Web site: http://research.rs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria