Evaluation, Temporality, Numerical Skill and Daily Mathematics Operations as Factors That Explain Anxiety toward Mathematics on High School Students: An Empirical Study in Tuxtepec-Oaxaca, México

  •  Elena Moreno Garcia    
  •  Arturo Garcia Santillan    
  •  Celia Cristobal Hernandez    


The aim of this research was to measure anxiety toward mathematics on Jr. High School students from Tuxtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. It was utilized the Muñoz and Mato (2007) (Note 1) anxiety scale to analyze five dimensions of anxiety, anxiety toward: evaluation, temporality, understanding problems, number operations and math situations of real life. 509 questionnaires were random applied face to face to boys and girls students of all high school´s degrees. The statistical procedure utilized was the factorial analysis with principal component extracted. Results obtained allow us to know that variables related to the understanding of mathematical problems and evaluation have the biggest contribution to explain variance of the phenomenon studied.

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