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David, Amir; Rubinsten, Orly; Berkovich-Ohana, Aviva – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2022
Math anxiety has received increasing focus in recent years, yet the causes for developing math-anxiety remain unclear. Whereas previous research focused on physiological/environmental causes, we examine the link between math-anxiety, dispositional mindfulness, and self-centeredness (operationalized as self-prioritization and decentering). The…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Self Concept, Negative Attitudes, Metacognition
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Weed, Keri; Usry, Christian Hope; Stafford, Jane – Mind, Brain, and Education, 2022
High levels of math anxiety combined with low levels of mindfulness may contribute to disproportionate failure rates in introductory college mathematics classes. Although research has confirmed benefits of mindfulness in reducing anxiety and stress, findings have been less clear regarding links between mindfulness and achievement outcomes. The…
Descriptors: College Students, Metacognition, Mathematics Achievement, Thinking Skills
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Aydin, Davut; Aytekin, Cahit – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The aim of this study is to reveal the suggestions of guidance and psychological counseling candidates (GPC) in dealing with math anxiety. The study analysed 50 GPC candidates' opinions and suggestions on math anxiety. The research study utilized case study method. The participants were asked to respond what kind of studies they would suggest to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Mathematics Anxiety, Counselor Training
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Çiftçi, Koza; Karadag, Engin – Research in Pedagogy, 2021
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of the strategy of coping with mathematics on math anxiety and achievement. From the population of teacher candidates in Turkey, a total of 255 students from one state university were recruited through a combination of convenience and purposive sampling and willingness to participate in the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Coping, Rating Scales, Anxiety
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Núñez-Peña, Maria Isabel; Bono, Roser – Educational Psychology, 2019
Students' academic achievement in courses with a high mathematical content can be affected by their levels of trait, math and test anxiety. In this study, 180 university students were assessed on these types of anxiety and the relationships between them and students' performance were evaluated. Higher levels of math anxiety were related to a low…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Mathematics Anxiety, College Students, Test Anxiety
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Lin, Yang; Durbin, James M.; Rancer, Andrew S. – Communication Education, 2017
This study examined how student perceptions of math/statistics instructors' argumentativeness and verbal aggressiveness are related to student perceptions of classroom communication climate, student state motivation, and student math anxiety. A total of 216 completed questionnaires were returned by the student participants (96 males and 120…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Student Motivation, Teacher Behavior, Persuasive Discourse
Smith, Chad James – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This study applied expectancy-value theory, social cognitive theory and math anxiety theory from academic motivation literature to understand the impact of math anxiety on attitudes and interest in STEM educational pathways. The purpose of this study was to determine if math anxiety was a barrier for student enrollment in STEM pathways. This study…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Student Interests, Student Attitudes, STEM Education
Delgado Monge, Islande C.; Espinoza González, Johan; Fonseca Castro, Jennifer – Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, 2017
The study tried to determine the relationship between mathematics anxiety and the variables of gender, academic achievement, number of times students have taken the course and type of school in students taking the course MAT-001 General Mathematics of the National University of Costa Rica. To that end, a purposive sample of 472 students of such…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, College Students, Gender Differences
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Kelly, Stephanie; Liu, Liping; Denton, Zachary; Lee, Clinton; Croucher, Stephen – School Science and Mathematics, 2018
The present investigation examined instructor immediacy behaviors, students' perceptions of those behaviors, and student math anxiety in Chinese classrooms. Consistent with the American college classroom, a simple causal chain was anticipated in which instructor immediacy behaviors positively induced a psychological response to immediacy, which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Thinking Skills, Statistical Analysis, College Students
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Visscher, Daniel; White, Nina – International Journal of Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education, 2020
We present a validation study of fifteen new math anxiety scale items designed to augment the widely-used Revised Mathematics Anxiety Scale (RMARS). While the RMARS and other standard instruments measure students' anxiety in response to computation, test situations, and math course activities such as buying a textbook or watching a lecture, the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Test Validity, College Mathematics, College Students
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Núñez-Peña, M. Isabel; Guilera, Georgina; Suárez-Pellicioni, Macarena – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
This study examined whether the Single-Item Math Anxiety Scale (SIMA), based on the item suggested by Ashcraft, provided valid and reliable scores of mathematical anxiety. A large sample of university students (n = 279) was administered the SIMA and the 25-item Shortened Math Anxiety Rating Scale (sMARS) to evaluate the relation between the scores…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Evaluation Methods, College Students, Test Validity
Helming, Luralyn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The author studied how math anxiety, motivation, and ability group interact to affect performance in college math courses. This clarified the effects of math anxiety and ability grouping on performance. It clarified the interrelationships between math anxiety, motivation, and ability grouping by considering them in a single analysis. It introduces…
Descriptors: College Students, College Mathematics, Mathematics Anxiety, Learning Motivation
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Kelly, Stephanie; Rice, Christopher; Wyatt, Bryce; Ducking, Johnny; Denton, Zachary – Communication Education, 2015
There is global concern regarding the increased prevalence of math anxiety among college students, which is credited for a decrease in analytical degree completion rates and lower self-confidence among students in their ability to complete analytical tasks in the real world. The present study identified that, as expected, displays of instructional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Models, Cues, Teaching Methods
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Nunez-Pena, M. I.; Suarez-Pellicioni, M.; Bono, R. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2013
This study examines whether math anxiety and negative attitudes toward mathematics have an effect on university students' academic achievement in a methodological course forming part of their degree. A total of 193 students were presented with a math anxiety test and some questions about their enjoyment, self-confidence and motivation regarding…
Descriptors: College Students, College Instruction, Attitude Measures, Academic Achievement
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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; Ramos-Hernández, Josefina; Molchanova, Violeta S.; García-Santillán, Arturo – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2021
Mathematics is very important in the workplace. Companies, through mathematical models, can filter and interpret the data obtained from sales reports, customer feedback or web traffic, in order to improve the company's strategy and optimize processes and results. However, a problem arises: for the students who will soon enter the work force,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, College Students, Student Characteristics, Majors (Students)
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