IJSSH 2016 Vol.6(2): 119-122 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2016.V6.630

Mathematics Anxiety and Its Relationship with the Achievement of Secondary Students in Malaysia

Puteh M. and Khalin S. Z.
Abstract—This study aims to identify the Mathematics anxiety and its relationship with the achievement of Form Four Students in Perak Tengah district, Malaysia. The design of the study is using quantitative method and the data was collected by using a questionnaire of Student Math Anxiety Scale (SKMP). A total of 190 Form Four students were selected as a research sample. The results showed that the level of mathematics anxiety of the students were at moderate level with M = 2.55, SD = 0.72. Analysis of the t test results for gender show that there is no significant difference with t = -0.889, p <0.05 between the level of mathematics anxiety of female students compared to the male students. The correlation test showed a significant and negative relationship between student’s achievement and their mathematics anxiety with correlation value r = -0.237.

Index Terms—Mathematics anxiety, mathematics achievement and student math anxiety scale.

Puteh M. is with the Mathematics Department, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia (e-mail: marzita@fsmt.upsi.edu.my).
S. Z. Khalin is with SMK Lambor Kiri, Malaysia (e-mail: Lehe76@yahoo.com.my).

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Cite: Puteh M. and Khalin S. Z., " Mathematics Anxiety and Its Relationship with the Achievement of Secondary Students in Malaysia," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 119-122, 2016.

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