M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Committee Member 1
Math anxiety; College students
Higher Education | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
This study was designed to investigate whether mathematics anxiety is correlated to choice of major in college, the need to be enrolled in a remedial math course and average mathematics grades. Types of mathematical problems, statements and situations were also viewed to determine which of the latter caused the greatest anxiety among volunteers. Volunteers were given an experimenter designed mathematics anxiety survey in which they rated problems, statements and situations pertaining to math on a five-point Likert scale. Upon performance of correlations, results proved non-significant for all conditions. Thus, mathematics anxiety in this particular sample was not correlated to choice of major in college, the need to be enrolled in a remedial math course or average mathematics grades.
McCloy, Amanda, "Mathematics anxiety and the college student" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 105.