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Title: 
Anxiety and performance on mathematical problem solving of secondary two students in Singapore
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Issue Date: 
2005
Citation: 
Yeo, J. K. K. (2005). Anxiety and performance on mathematical problem solving of secondary two students in Singapore. The Mathematics Educator, 8(2), 71-83.
Abstract: 
Researchers have highlighted the significance of affective factors and
their influences on problem-solving performance. Moreover, it was been reported
that research on the cognitive processes in mathematical problem solving has been
over-represented resulting in a neglect of non-cognitive factors such as emotions and anxiety. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify interrelationships
among mathematics anxiety, test anxiety and problem-solving performance. A total of 621 Secondary 2 students from ten secondary schools in Singapore participated in the study. The data showed a positive relationship between mathematics anxiety
and test anxiety. In addition, mathematics anxiety and performance on a nonroutine
mathematical problem solving test showed a marginal linear relationship whereas test anxiety had almost no relationship with the performance on the nonroutine mathematical problem solving test.
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ISSN: 
0218-9100
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