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Relationships between mathematics performance and attitudes to mathematics: influences of gender, test anxiety and working memory

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Many studies have indicated that mathematics anxiety, and other negative attitudes and emotions toward mathematics, are pervasive and are associated with lower mathematical performance. Some previous research has suggested that working memory is related to both mathematics anxiety and mathematics (e.g. Ashcraft & Kirk, 2001). Moreover, both gender and chosen course of study (sciences versus humanities) appeared likely to influence students’ attitudes to mathematics. In the present study, 40 u...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.3389/fpsyg.2022.814992

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Publisher:
Frontiers Media Publisher's website
Journal:
Frontiers in Psychology Journal website
Volume:
13
Article number:
814992
Publication date:
2022-03-07
Acceptance date:
2022-01-23
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EISSN:
1664-1078
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1240173
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pubs:1240173
Deposit date:
2022-02-19

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