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Title: 
Do high ability students have mathematics anxiety?
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Issue Date: 
2004
Citation: 
Yeo, J. K. K. (2004). Do high ability students have mathematics anxiety? Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, 27(2), 135-152.
Abstract: 
This exploratory study investigates the level of mathematics
anxiety among 116 high ability Secondary Two students. These
students were from the top 10% of the Secondary Two students
in Singapore. Mathematics Anxiety was measured using the
Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale (MAS)
(Fennema & Sherman, 1978) which consisted of twelve items
which were divided into four categories. The categories were
Thinking about Maths, Taking Maths Test, Learning Maths,
and Solving Maths Problems. Descriptive statistics on the
four categories were reported. The results suggest that
Mathematics anxiety did exist among this group of 116 high
ability students in two secondary schools. The results also
showed that 57 girls in this study exhibited a higher level of
Mathematics Anxiety than the 59 boys.
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ISSN: 
0126-7663
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