Math Anxiety among High School Students: Does Gender Matter?

By Hosin Shirvani.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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This study included 113 high schools students from the southern part of the United States. The study examined whether student experienced mathematics anxiety. It also investigated whether there were any significant differences between male and female students with respect to mathematics anxiety. The study did not find math any differences in mathematics anxiety between female and male high school students. It also found that mathematics anxiety was not a major concern among students.

Keywords: Math Anxiety, High School Students, Gender

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 22, Issue 3, September 2015, pp.17-23. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: May 18, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 358.347KB)).

Dr. Hosin Shirvani

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX, USA

I'm an associate professor at the University of Texas-pan American. Previously I was a high school mathematics teacher for 15 years. My area of research is mathematics learning. I would also like to know the most effective strategy teaching mathematics to special education students.