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EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume 12, Issue 2 (February 2016), pp. 361-372

DOI: 10.12973/eurasia.2016.1216a

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Factors that Explains Student Anxiety toward Mathematics

Arturo García-Santillán, Milka Elena Escalera-Chávez, Elena Moreno-García &Josefina del Carmen Santana-Villegas

Abstract

The aim of this research is to test whether anxietytoward mathematics is made up of a five-factor structure: anxiety towardevaluation, anxiety toward temporality, anxiety toward understanding ofmathematical problems, anxiety toward numbers and operations, and anxietytoward mathematical situations in real life. Our study sample wasformed of one thousand students from the Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos Industrial y de ServiciosNo. 15 in Veracruz City. The statistics technique used was structural equationmodeling. The results of goodness of fit indices are meaningful when applied tostudents in High School Education, which indicates that the hypothetical modelfits the theoretical model. 

Keywords: theoretical model, anxiety toward mathematics, student


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