황선욱 Hwang Sunwook , 유경훈 Lew Kyounghoon

DOI: JANT Vol.32(No.2) 175-189, 2018

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differences of the mathematics anxiety and mathematical achievement of middle school students according to gender and grade, and to find out which mathematics anxiety causes have more influence on mathematical achievement and how much it is. For this purposes, the problem of this study as follows: firstly, are there any differences in the mathematics anxiety and mathematical achievement according to gender and grade? secondly, are there any relationship between mathematics anxiety and mathematical achievement according to gender and grade? lastly, are there any mathematics anxiety predict to mathematical achievement according to gender and grade? The subjects of this study consist of 171(1st graders), 144(2nd graders), 272(3rd graders) students selected for a class of unit, in middle schools located in Seoul, Korea.
In this study, for children's mathematics anxiety, Huh(1996)'s Mathematics Anxiety Scale was used. The collected data were analyzed by using the 24.0 SPSS program. The data were also tested by using the t-test, correlation and multiple regression.
The major results of this study were as follows: firstly, mathematics anxiety and mathematical achievement have significant differences depending on gender and grade, secondly, mathematics anxiety and mathematical achievement have significantly related each other depending on gender and grade, lastly, the multiple regression analyses demonstrated that sub factors of mathematics anxiety were the significant predictors of mathematical achievement according to gender and grade.