Influences of Math Anxiety on Undergraduate Students by Jordan Stiede and Brendan McCoy

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Title

Influences of Math Anxiety on Undergraduate Students by Jordan Stiede and Brendan McCoy

Subject

Psychology

Description

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of sex, major, and school on undergraduate students’ levels of math anxiety and math performance. First, the participants completed a math experience questionnaire designed to compute their level of math anxiety. In the questionnaire, participants answered demographic information including their sex and primary major. After completing the questionnaire, participants were given three separate one minute math tests that consisted of basic equations. The first test completed was exclusively addition questions, the second was exclusively subtraction, and the final test was exclusively multiplication. After collecting data from undergraduate students who attend either Ripon College or Johns Hopkins University, two separate 2 x 2 x 5 factorial analyses of variance (ANOVAS) were completed, along with Pearson Correlations. The results showed that the math anxiety level of math majors is significantly lower than natural science majors, social science majors, and humanities majors. However, after analyzing the data concerning the math performance, it was found that there was no significant difference in the scores from each major cluster. Lastly, it was found that a significant negative correlation exists between the level of math anxiety of an individual and his or her math performance score.

Creator

Jordan Stiede
Brendan McCoy

Source

Senior Showcase Oral presentation

Publisher

Ripon College

Date

April 18, 2017

Rights

The authors reserve all rights.

Format

pdf

Identifier

Major (Jordan Stiede): Psychobiology
Minor (Jordan Stiede): Spanish
Majors (Brendan McCoy): Self-Design (Sport Psychology), Economics
Pulaski, Wisconsin (Jordan Stiede)
Peosta, Iowa (Brendan McCoy)

Files

StiedeandMcCoySeniorSem 2017.pdf

Citation

Jordan Stiede and Brendan McCoy, “Influences of Math Anxiety on Undergraduate Students by Jordan Stiede and Brendan McCoy,” Senior Showcase Digital Collection, accessed January 21, 2018, http://rcseniorshowcase.omeka.net/items/show/57.

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