2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Examining Math Related Anxiety through Reflective Journaling Techniques
Stephen J. Dengel*, Joseph J. Dove, and Susan K. Lesher
Dr. Scott Alberts, Faculty Mentor

There is an extensively documented problem of math anxiety with students. A set of reflective journaling techniques to combat some of the issues, such as cognitive distortions and study habits, that a group of students felt they were displaying over the course of the semester was developed. Initially, the use of the reflective journaling prompts was to diagnose the presence of math anxiety related factors such as self-efficacy and motivation. Throughout the study, the journals were used to take an exploratory approach of interacting with students and helping them develop study habits that reduce their anxiety and other poor performance factors. This research is the part of a continuing line of research that will explore potential journal prompts to find the most effective interventions.

Keywords: math anxiety, cognitive behavioral therapy, journals, MARS

Topic(s):Mathematics
Psychology
Education

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 2-1
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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