MATHEMATICS ANXIETY AND CHOICE OF SUBJECT AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTSJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.9, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2021-20-05
Authors : Pius P. Agashi; Sunday G. Adeniyi;
Page : 527-532
Keywords : Math Anxiety Choice Of Subject Students Junior Secondary School;
Mathematics anxiety has been found to negatively impact students academic performance, and the trend is pervasive in our society. The purpose of this study was to determine whether math anxiety will predict students choice of subject. A total of one hundred and sixty-six junior secondary school students participated in the study. The Maths Anxiety Scale (MAS) was used to measure the respondents level of math anxiety. Their subject choice was indicated in the demographic section. The linear regression analysis conducted on the data revealed that math anxiety positively and statistically predicted students choice of subject. The findings and practical implications of the study are discussed.
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