Math Anxiety and Math Teaching Anxiety Among College Students with Different Majors

By Hosin Shirvani.

Published by The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

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A survey about math teaching anxiety and math anxiety was administered to 124 college students who were placed into groups: elementary education, engineering and science, and art and humanities. The study examined whether there were significant differences in math anxiety and math teaching anxiety among these students. The study also examined whether there were any significant differences between female and male students with respect to math anxiety and math teaching anxiety. The study found there were no significant differences in math and math teaching anxiety between male and female students. Furthermore, the study found there were no math and math teaching anxiety between engineering and education majors.

Keywords: Math, Anxiety, Math Education

The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp.11-18. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 240.135KB).

Dr. Hosin Shirvani

Associate Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, 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 for teaching mathematics to special education students.