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Volume 11 Issue 2 (December 2017)


Investigation of the Anxieties and Attitudes of Elementary School Students Towards Mathematics with Various Variables

Hüseyin ŞİMŞEK, Nihan ŞAHİNKAYA, Cahit AYTEKİN


Abstract

The aim of this research was to examine the anxieties and attitudes of elementary school students towards mathematics in terms of various variables. For this purpose, mathematics attitude scale and mathematics lesson anxiety scale were conducted to total of 437 students selected from the 4th and 7th grade in Şanlıurfa in the spring semester of 2010-2011 academic year. As a result, primary school students' anxieties toward mathematics do not differ according to gender, parents’ occupation, parents’ education status, monthly income level and taking or not extra support course. Besides, students' anxieties toward mathematics differ according to variables of class level, number of siblings, math scores and the person who encourage them to love mathematics. The attitudes of primary school students towards mathematics do not differ according to the variables of gender, mother 's and father' s profession, parents’ education status, family monthly income level, number of siblings and math scores of students. But the attitudes of primary school students towards mathematics do differ according to the variables of taking or not extra support course, class level, and the person who encourage them to love mathematics. In this research, a positive low level of relationship between anxiety and attitude towards mathematics were found.

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