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.
|Title of host publication||Making Waves, Opening Spaces|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Editors||Jodie Hunter, Lisa Darragh, Pam Perger|
|Place of Publication||Adelaide SA Australia|
|Publisher||Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018 - Massey University, Albany Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 1 Jul 2018 → 5 Jul 2018
Conference number: 41st
|Conference||Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia 2018|
|Abbreviated title||MERGA 2018|
|Period||1/07/18 → 5/07/18|
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.