Mathematics Anxiety and Beliefs of Turkish Pre-service Elementary Teachers


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Uysal F., DEDE Y.

EURASIA JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, cilt.12, sa.8, ss.2171-2186, 2016 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 12 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12973/eurasia.2016.1418a
  • Dergi Adı: EURASIA JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2171-2186

Özet

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between pre-service elementary teachers' mathematics teaching beliefs and mathematics anxiety. The participants of the study consist of 96 pre-service elementary teachers from a department of primary education in a state university in Turkey during the 2010-2011 spring term. Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale: Short Version and Beliefs about Teaching Mathematics Scale were used as the measuring instruments. The results reveal that pre-service elementary teachers' scores on beliefs about teaching mathematics were high whereas mathematics anxiety levels were low in general. The correlations between the sub-scales of the MARS-SV and child-centeredness beliefs are not significant at the 0.05 level. As a result, some recommendations concerning the situation and future research were made.