Mathematics Anxiety: Mapping the Literature by Bibliometric Analysis
Zara Ersozlu 1 * , Mehmet Karakus 2
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1 Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University, AUSTRALIA2 RPS International, New Territories, HONG KONG* Corresponding Author


The goal of this study is to analyse the publications on mathematics anxiety to contribute to the development of the related literature. A total of 537 papers on mathematics anxiety published in various databases of Web of Science between 2000 and 2018 years were retrieved and analysed through bibliometric analysis approach. Bibliographic coupling of the source, the authors, the countries, the institutions, the publications and co-occurrences of the author keywords were analysed and visualised through VOS Viewer software. Maths anxiety has been studied frequently with the concepts of anxiety, motivation, self-efficacy, self-concept, maths performance, maths achievement, gender-related differences, test anxiety, working memory, arithmetic, mental arithmetic, and numeracy. Frontiers in Psychology and Learning and Individual Differences have been the top journals, and the University of Chicago has been the most influential institution, and the USA has had a significant prevalence in this area.


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Article Type: Literature Review

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2019, Volume 15, Issue 2, Article No: em1673

Publication date: 06 Jan 2019

Online publication date: 30 Dec 2018

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