The Effects of Mathematics Anxiety Towards Students' Behaviour and Performance in Pre-University Studies

Siaw, Emmerline Shelda and Tan, George Geok Shim and Farah Liyana, Azizan and Norhunaini, Mohd Shaipullah (2020) The Effects of Mathematics Anxiety Towards Students' Behaviour and Performance in Pre-University Studies. SoTL Bulletin : Forstering Advancement and Innovation in Teaching and Learning, 2 (14). pp. 14-17.

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It is normal for students to treat mathematics as a difficult subject and this causes students to avoid solving problems that involve counting and numbers (Ashcraft, 2002). The on-edge sentiment one experiences when dealing with numerical issue is called mathematics anxiety. Mathematics anxiety appears to be seen in students at schools at all levels and unfortunately it keeps on expanding as school years advance (Yurtcu & Dogan, 2003). Hence, it is logical to say that mathematics anxiety can be increased once students enter pre-university studies. As mathematics is one of the core subjects for all programmes in pre-university, the level of Mathematics anxiety can be a good predictor of students' performance in their academics (Venkatesh & Karimi, 2010). This study focuses on discovering the mathematics anxiety level through questionnaires, interviews and studying its effects on students learning behaviour in pre-university studies. A study of mathematics anxiety and its impacts towards students' conduct can give an understanding of the most proficient method to decrease mathematics anxiety and subsequently influence the class to reduce anxiety in managing mathematical problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mathematics Anxiety, Pre-University Studies, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Centre for Pre-University Studies
Depositing User: Siaw
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 08:09
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 06:53

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