*Tajuk : Factors Associated with
Mathematics Anxiety*

**Tahun
dihasilkan** : 1999

**Maktab**:
Maktab Perguruan Teknik

**Penyelidik**:Dr. Marzita Puteh

**Ketua Penyelidik** : Dr. Marzita
Puteh

*Factors Associated with Mathematics Anxiety*
**“If there is a key to doing maths, it is overcoming
anxiety about the subject and in using the same skills you use to do everything
else” **Kogelman & Warren, (1979)

__ABSTRACT 5__

*This
study investigates the extent and nature of mathematics anxiety in primary
school teachers teacher trainees in Malaysia, and identifies the factors
that are associated with it. This is a qualitative research and hence the
approach is to understand the current phenomenon and to obtain a rich and
in-depth insight into significant issues. Three methods of obtaining data
are used: questionnaires, interviews and observations of subjects doing
mathematics.*

*Evidence
for the nature and source of mathematics anxiety was derived from what
the teacher trainees said about (a) their perceptions of mathematics; (b)
themselves with regard to mathematics (self-image); (c) their feelings
towards mathematics; and (d) their behaviour when doing mathematics. Hands-on
mathematics was given to the teacher trainees in order to observe how mathematics
anxiety affects them in an actual scenario of doing mathematics. Interviews
were carried out immediately after the hands-on observations in order to
give the teacher trainees opportunities to explain their actions.*

*Teacher-students relationship,
teachers’ style of teaching, examination pressure, parental and peer group
influences were identified as the main factors contributing to the trainees’
mathematics anxiety. The cultural setting for these factors emerged from
the research as being of particular significance.*