Mathematics anxiety: year 7 and 8 student perceptions

Lisa O'Keeffe, Bruce White, Debra Panizzon, Katrina Elliott, Alex Semmens

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Abstract

Studies, such as Programme for International Student Assessment 2012, indicate that there are gender based differences in measures of mathematics anxiety, self-concept and self-efficacy among students. In this study we explore self-efficacy, self-concept and mathematics anxiety in a sample of Year 7 and 8 South Australian students to examine if these differences still exist. The findings indicate that high levels of mathematics anxiety is present among Year 7 and 8 students and that gender based differences are also evident in both self-efficacy and anxiety.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Waves, Opening Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsJodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger
Place of PublicationAdelaide SA Australia
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Pages607-614
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781920846282
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018 - Massey University, Albany Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018
Conference number: 41st
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Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018
Abbreviated titleMERGA 2018
CountryNew Zealand
CityAlbany Auckland
Period1/07/185/07/18
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O'Keeffe, L., White, B., Panizzon, D., Elliott, K., & Semmens, A. (2018). Mathematics anxiety: year 7 and 8 student perceptions. In J. Hunter, L. Darragh, & P. Perger (Eds.), Making Waves, Opening Spaces: Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 607-614). Adelaide SA Australia: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia.