Author Wilder, Sandra
Title Gender differences in factors pertaining to math anxiety among college students
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Descript 292 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 73-09, Section: A, page:
Adviser: Lynn M. Pachnowski
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of Akron, 2012
Math anxiety has been seen as one of the biggest obstacles to student success in mathematics. The nature of this condition, as well as its relationships with numerous predictors, has been investigated for decades. However, there is still a significant lack of agreement among the findings of these research studies. The current study examines gender differences in relationships between age, time without mathematics, math preparedness level, student perceptions of teachers' and parents' attitudes toward this discipline, and math anxiety. The corresponding relationships are also investigated for two major dimensions of this condition: numerical anxiety and math test anxiety
The results of this study indicate that impact of the proposed predictors on math anxiety vary based on gender. It further suggests that the structure and nature of this condition are different for female and male students
School code: 0003
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 73-09A
Subject Education, Mathematics
Education, Educational Psychology
Alt Author The University of Akron. Secondary Education