Author First name, Last name, Institution

Linda Smail, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Journal on Mathematics Education

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Abstract

© 2017 Journal on Mathematics Education.All Rights Reserved. Mathematics is the foundation of all sciences, but most students have problems learning math. Although students' success in life related to their success in learning, many would not take a math course unless it is their university's core requirements. Multiple reasons exist for students' poor performance in mathematics, but one prevalent variable worth consideration is the personality type. This work seeks to uncover relationships, if any, between students' math anxiety and the students' learning type in learning math and preparing for exams and tests. We use Bayesian networks to link those different variables and detect possible relationships among these variables. The data was obtained from population of 468 students during spring in 2009 at a U.S. Institution in Jordan. Not many researches have been performed in the area of math study and personality types so we undertook this study to add to this area of knowledge. The study reveals that math anxiety related to gender, personality type, and study habits among this group of university students.

ISSN

2087-8885

Publisher

Indonesian Mathematical Society

Volume

8

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

34

Disciplines

Education | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Keywords

Bayesian networks, Mathematics anxiety, MBTI, Personality types

Scopus ID

85065810480

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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