ANXIETY TOWARD MATHEMATICS ON "TELESECUNDARIA" STUDENTS

Elena Moreno-García, Némesis Larracila Salazar
2016 International Journal of Developmental and Educational Psychology Revista INFAD de psicología  
Abstract.The aim of this study is to measure the level of anxiety toward math among students from a high school located in the city of Veracruz, Mexico. It is an explanatory correlational analysis with a non-experimental cross-sectional study design that supports the questionnaire developed by Muñoz and Mato-Vázquez (2008) and employing the technique of factor analysis to measure five dimensions of anxiety: towards the evaluation, toward temporality, toward understanding problems, numerical
more » ... lems, numerical operations and toward real-life situations. The instrument was applied to 123 students. The results indicate that of all dimensions evaluated, students feel more anxiety toward evaluation and application of mathematics in real life situations is the dimension that generates less anxiety.Keywords: mathematics, anxiety, difficulty, learning, high school.
doi:10.17060/ijodaep.2016.n2.v1.546 fatcat:jmwcxfnmf5hqlf7fpyxyby4wdm