publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Math anxiety and its relationship with basic arithmetic skills among primary school children

Tuija Aro; Pilvi Peura; Mikko Aro; Helena Viholainen;
Open Access English
  • Published: 03 Mar 2017
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd., British Psychological Society
Abstract
Background Children have been found to report and demonstrate math anxiety as early as the first grade. However, previous results concerning the relationship between math anxiety and performance are contradictory, with some studies establishing a correlation between them while others do not. These contradictory results might be related to varying operationalizations of math anxiety. Aims In this study, we aimed to examine the prevalence of math anxiety and its relationship with basic arithmetic skills in primary school children, with explicit focus on two aspects of math anxiety: anxiety about failure in mathematics and anxiety in math-related situations. Sample...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: educationbehavioral disciplines and activitiespsychological phenomena and processesmental disorders
free text keywords: mathematics, anxiety, math anxiety, arithmetic skills, artihmetics, skills, primary school (folk school), children
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