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Volume :8 Issue : 32 1988      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Mathematics Anxiety and Its Relation to Some Psychological, Personal, and Cognitive Characteristics of Some Gulf University Freshmen Students (in Arabic)

Auther : Shukry S. Ahmed

The main purposes of this study are (1) to examine the mathematics anxiety levels of some Gulf University freshment students and (2) to determine the relationship of different levels of mathematics anxiety these students to their psychological, personal and cognitive characteristics. The population sample used for the study comprised 360 students 180 male and 180 female students. Two measuring scales were used, one for measuring mathematics anxiety and the other for measuring the attitudes towards mathematics. The T-test and the Chi Square were used to determine the significant differences among groups of students of different levels of mathematics anxiety with regard to their psychological, personal and cognitive characteristics. The findings of the study are (1) A significant difference on the mathematical achievement between students of high levels and those of low levels of mathematics anxiety (.001 level), (2) significant difference on the attitudes towards mathematics between the two groups (.001 level), (3) All other differences between the two groups regarding other dependent variables were insignificant. The study concludes with suggestions for future research on mathematics anxiety.

 

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