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Jameson, Molly M.; Fusco, Brooke R. – Adult Education Quarterly: A Journal of Research and Theory, 2014
Adult learners comprise a significant portion of current undergraduate populations, and projections indicate steady or growing numbers of adult learners in the future. Previous research has suggested that adult learners possess lower self-confidence than and face barriers not experienced by traditional undergraduate students. These constructs have…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Adult Students
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Jameson, Molly M. – Journal of Experimental Education, 2014
As the United States falls farther behind other countries in standardized math assessments, the author seeks to understand why U.S. students perform so poorly. One of the possible explanations to U.S. students' poor math performance may be math anxiety. However, math anxiety in elementary school children is a neglected area in the research. The…
Descriptors: Context Effect, Mathematics Anxiety, Grade 2, Elementary School Mathematics