Experiential and Affective Correlates of Math Anxiety in Adult Women

Darwin D. Hendel

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Abstract

Mathematics anxiety has been discussed as one of the factors contributing to poor mathematics performance, especially among women. Although many programs have been developed for its treatment, little research has been conducted concerning its correlates. The present study examines correlates of mathematics anxiety among the 69 female participants in a program designed to help individuals overcome their fears and become more competent in mathematics. Results indicate the following: (a) that mathematics anxiety in program participants is highly correlated with other academically relevant anxiety scales, (b) that test anxiety and self-estimated mathematics ability are the most important variables in the prediction of mathematics anxiety, and (c) that mathematics anxiety and high school mathematics preparation are the most important variables in the prediction of arithmetic performance. © 1981, Society for the Psychology of Women. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-230
Number of pages12
JournalPsychology of Women Quarterly
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980

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