Factors That Promote Anxiety toward Math on High School Students
Milka Elena Escalera-Chávez 1, Elena Moreno-García 2, Arturo García-Santillán 2, Carlos Alberto Rojas-Kramer 2 *
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1 Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí
2 Universidad Cristóbal Colón
* Corresponding Author

Abstract

Background:
Regardless of the social or economic status of a student, it is a fact that math is always present. This discipline is considered as a competitive tool for achieving a more productive life. However, the gap in academic achievement is big. Consequently, in the last decades the research on education has set attention on this point.

Material and methods:
Therefore, this research aims to prove that there is anxiety toward math on high school students at a private institution Rioverde in San Luis Potosí, México and find if there is a difference in regards to gender. We used Auzmendi sub-scale questionnaire.

Results:
The results show that there is anxiety toward math on high school students, and that women show more anxiety toward math than men do.

Conclusions:
Thus, we conclude, for the case under study, that anxiety toward math is a learning issue for high school students, more often for women than for men.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2017.00611a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017 - Volume 13 Issue 1, pp. 189-199

Publication date: 18 Nov 2016

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