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Mathematics Anxiety and Attitudes of Secondary School Students in Rural Area: A Correlational Research

Journal: Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (Vol.5, No. 3)

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Page : 259-273

Keywords : Rural education; mathematics attitude; mathematics anxiety;

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Correlation between mathematics anxiety and attitude of children who are educated in rural areas were analyzed in this research. Research was premeditated as a correlational design because it was presumed that there was correlation between two main variables. The population of the study was consisted of secondary school students who were educated in a region called rural areas in the central district of Meram/Konya in the school year of 2012-2013. 726 students who were educated in five secondary schools comprised of research sample which was designated as stratified sampling method according to educational regions. Research data were collected by the Mathematics Anxiety Scale, and Mathematics Attitude Scale. Correlation and multiple regression analyses were used to examine data. Findings show that correlation between anxiety and attitude of secondary school students from rural area is in negative direction.

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