publication . Article . 2016

Developmental Mathematics Students: Who are They and What is Their Mathematics Self-Efficacy?

Alan Bates; Adel Al-Bataineh; Ryan Baxter;
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  • Published: 12 Dec 2016 Journal: International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, volume 4, issue 1 (issn: 2148-7456, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education
<p>The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine differences in developmental mathematics students’ self-efficacy within the demographic data from the survey. Data from a sample of 240 Intermediate Algebra students at a single four-year university using the Mathematics Self-Efficacy Results indicate that males possess higher levels of mathematics self-efficacy and confidence with their mathematical abilities than females. Students who completed a lower developmental mathematics course prior to Intermediate Algebra possess lower levels of mathematics self-efficacy. The results of this study suggest developmental mathematics instructors should refine the...
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free text keywords: Developmental Mathematics, Higher Education, Self-Efficacy, Traditional and Non-traditional Students, Gender, Ethnicity, gender, ethnicity, Developmental mathematics,Higher education,Self-Efficacy,Traditional and non-traditional students,Gender,Ethnicity, lcsh:Education, lcsh:L, lcsh:Education (General), lcsh:L7-991, Ethnic group, Teaching method, Mathematical ability, Psychology, business.industry, business, Mathematics education, Demographic data
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