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Exploring the presence of test anxiety and its relation to mathematical achievement in a sample of grade 3
Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9195-4816
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7182-5649
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Mathematics Education, Umeå, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Skrifter från Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning, ISSN 1651-3274, p. 151-160Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present study aims at exploring if a sample of Swedish grade 3 pupils reported any test anxiety and whether there were any relations to performance in different mathematical areas. Overall, test anxiety explained 20% of the variance for the total mathematical score, with the subscale “thoughts” as the significant predictor. The model of test anxiety also explained Number understanding, Mass and Time, Patterns, and Mathematical problems; however Mental arithmetic and Written arithmetic algorithms were not significantly explained by the model. Test anxiety seems not to be a major problem in this sample; still, significant negative correlations were found, which likely might influence the pupils in some aspects.

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Linköping: Svensk förening för matematikdidaktisk forskning , 2012. p. 151-160
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Other Mathematics
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didactics of mathematics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-70247OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-70247DiVA, id: diva2:1264184
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The Eighth Swedish Mathematics Education Research Seminar (MADIF8), Umeå, Sweden, January 24-25, 2012
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2018-11-22Bibliographically approved

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