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Title: 
Anxiety and mathematics performance in female secondary school students in Singapore
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Issue Date: 
1987
Citation: 
Singapore Journal of Education, 8(2), 22-31
Abstract: 
This is an exploratory study conducted on
mathematics anxiety, test anxiety and some
interpersonal correlates with mathematics
achievement of a sample of 206 Secondary
Four female students from a Singapore
school. Spielbergers' (1977) Test Anxiety
Inventory (TAI) and the Fennema-Sherman
Mathematics Attitudes Scales (Fennema-
Sherman, 1976) were the instruments used.
Some significant findings are: high mathematics anxiety is associated with low mathematics
achievement and so is high test
anxiety with low mathematics achievement.
However, for the most capable students,
test anxiety seems to act as a facilitator in
their mathematics performance. Of the three
interpersonal variables explored, students'
scores on the perception of their mathematics
teachers have the strongest correlation
with their mathematics anxiety scores.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0129-4776
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