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ERIC Number: EJ917167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Mathematics Anxiety According to Middle School Students' Achievement Motivation and Social Comparison
Kesici, Sahin; Erdogan, Ahmet
Education, v131 n1 p54-63 Fall 2010
The purpose of this study is to clarify whether middle school students' mathematics anxiety differentiates or not, according to their low and high achievement motivation and their level of self-esteem stemming from social comparison. This study also aims to clarify the effects of these two variables on mathematics anxiety. The study groups were comprised of 156 8th grade students still attending a private tutoring center. The results demonstrated that students with high achievement motivation have significantly higher mathematics anxiety than those students with low achievement motivation. Also, this study determined that students with low self-esteem have significantly higher mathematics anxiety than those students with high self-esteem. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale