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The Study of the Relation between Students' Anxiety and How They Judge their Ability to Learn Mathematics

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Author(s): Arezoo Mohammad Jafari | 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 | anxiety | judgment | ability | learning | learners"/>

ABSTRACT
The relation between ability and self-judgment has always drawn the attention of parents and teachers. Obviously, students lose their ability and fail to gain much from good education if they lack necessary motives. Learning mathematical concepts and the ability to solve mathematical questions is highly influenced by judgments, beliefs and anxiety of students. The present research attempts to study the relation between anxiety of students and how they judge their ability to learn mathematics. A number of 30 girl and boy students studying the third grade of high school in the field of mathematics were chosen by correlation research and quasi-cluster sampling method and their anxiety and self-judgment was studied by means of two questionnaires (anxiety and judgment). Descriptive and inferential statistics and the results of Pearson correlation test revealed that there is a meaningful relation between anxiety of students and how they judge their ability to learn mathematics. Therefore, students with high anxiety may judge their ability positively or negatively.
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