Anxiety and poor Performance Facing Exams and Studying Mathematics: Predictive Research on Applicants to the Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria of Lima (Peru)

Ivan Iraola-Real, Milton Gonzales-Macavilca

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Abstract

The present study aims to identify the predictive relationships between the mathematics test anxiety, math study anxiety and academic mathematics performance in pre-university students. The participants were 61 pre-university students candidates to the engineering careers (28 men (45.9%) and 33 women (54.1%)) between 15 and 26 years old (M_age=17.mathrmS2, SD =1.76). One concludes that the mathematics test anxiety level is higher in women (Mean =4.30, p<.01) that in men (Mean =3.27, p<.01). Then, to men, the analysis of simple lineal regressions shows that the mathematics test anxiety predicts the math study anxiety (beta=-.55, plt 01). And to women, the analysis of multiple lineal regressions shows that the mathematics test anxiety predicts negatively the academic mathematics performance (beta=-.54, mathrmplt.05), but math study anxiety does not predict the academic performance mathematics (beta=-.39, mathrmpgt.05).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDUNINE 2020 - 4th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Challenges of Education in Engineering, Computing and Technology without Exclusions: Innovation in the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, Proceedings
EditorsClaudio da Rocha da Rocha Brito, Melary M. Ciampi
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166384
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2020
Event4th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2020 - Bogota, Colombia
Duration: 15 Mar 202018 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameEDUNINE 2020 - 4th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference: The Challenges of Education in Engineering, Computing and Technology without Exclusions: Innovation in the Era of the Industrial Revolution 4.0, Proceedings

Conference

Conference4th IEEE World Engineering Education Conference, EDUNINE 2020
CountryColombia
CityBogota
Period15/03/2018/03/20

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Keywords

  • Mathematics test anxiety
  • academic performance
  • aspiring engineering.

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