Simple Search:

Students’ beliefs on mathematics and achievement of university students: logistics regression analysis


Citation

Suthar, Velo and Ahmad Tarmizi, Rohani and Midi, Habshah and Adam, Mohd Bakri (2010) Students’ beliefs on mathematics and achievement of university students: logistics regression analysis. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 8. pp. 525-531. ISSN 1877-0428

Abstract / Synopsis

At present, after almost more than 20-decades, Malaysia can boast of a solid National Philosophy of Education, despite tremendous struggles and hopes. Continuous professional learning opportunities are provided to students in order to enhance, support and sustain the students’ mathematics ability. Much evidence had shown that students’ beliefs in mathematics are central in developing students’ career in mathematics related areas. In addition mathematical beliefs are closely correlated to their mathematics ability among students. However, few literatures had been found related to this phenomenon among university undergraduate students. The present study involves a sample of university undergraduate mathematicsstudents, who had completed a self-reported questionnaire related to student mathematical beliefs on three dimensions, such as: beliefs about mathematics, beliefs about importance of mathematics and beliefs about one's ability in mathematics. The authors examined students’ mathematical beliefs based on logisticregression model estimation technique, appropriate for a survey design study. The results illustrated and identified significant relationships between students’ beliefs about importance of mathematics and beliefs about one's ability in mathematics with mathematics ability. In addition, the overall model explained further that 74.6% of the sample was classified correctly.


Download File

Full text not available from this repository.

Additional Metadata

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Educational Studies
Institute for Mathematical Research
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.072
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Mathematics ability; Students’ mathematical beliefs; Logistic regression analysis; Likelihood method-of estimation; Survey data
Depositing User: Najwani Amir Sariffudin
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 09:31
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2015 07:04
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.12.072
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/16878
Statistic Details: View Download Statistic

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item