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The Study of Effect of the Main Factors on Problem Solving Self-Confidence Using Cooperative Learning

Author(s): Shiva Mafakheri | Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh | Ahmad Shahvarani | Mohammad-Hassan Behzadi

Journal: Mathematics Education Trends and Research
ISSN 2195-4372

Volume: 2013;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Mathematics education | problem solving | self-confidence | cooperative learning | factors"/>

Low self-confidence in problem solving is one of the main issues in terms of mathematics education among high school students and this issue led to decreasing learning mathematics. Mathematics educators always faced to learners that not being proactive for solving the problems and avoid it hence the main aim of this paper is exploring the main influence factors on self-confidence problem solving. Twenty questions of questionnaire were designed based on different literature and principle component and confirmatory factor analysis were used for analysis data. The results of the study indicated the main influenced factors are; ability, motivation, perseverance, sense of helplessness and inhibitor. Finally recommendations and some policies presented to increasing the self-confidence in educational system.
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