Mathematics anxiety: A case study for Kocaeli University

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Kodal Sevindir H., Yazıcı C., Yazici V.

ERPA International Congress on Education (ERPA), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 08 June 2014, vol.152, pp.637-641 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 152
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.255
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.637-641
  • Keywords: mathematics anxiety, demographic factors, SPSS, ANOVA, t-test, ENGINEERING STUDENTS, RATING-SCALE
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes


In this study we investigate mathematics anxiety of Kocaeli University's students. Depending upon our aim, we have used qualitative research method. According to the purposive sampling and typical-purposive sampling procedures, four departments' students, namely Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, from Faculty of Arts and Sciences were selected. 217 students in the sampling were questioned. The data obtained were then analyzed by using SPSS program. Descriptive statistical methods and inferential statistical methods such as t-test and one way ANOVA were used to analyze the research data. The results will be discussed hoping that this study can be useful for teachers and students to recognize the reasons of mathematics anxiety and to overcome it. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.