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Title: 
Mathematics anxiety in secondary school students
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Jul-2012
Citation: 
Paper presented at the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated (MERGA 2012) on "Mathematics education: Expanding horizons", Singapore, 2 – 6 July 2012
Abstract: 
The detrimental consequences of mathematics anxiety have repeatedly been evidenced
empirically, yet little is known of its influence on secondary school students in Asia. This
study thus examined its origins and impact on 294 secondary students in Singapore through
interviews and surveys. Results revealed an average anxiety level of 44% and a negative
correlation with achievement. Of the top 5 situations that worried students, 4 were testrelated.
Nonetheless, highly anxious students continued to persevere and enjoy the subject.
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ISBN: 
9789810725273
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