2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Motivation Correlates with Mathematics Anxiety in Students at a Community College
Susan K. Lesher*, Stephen Dengel, and Joseph J. Dove
Dr. Scott Alberts, Prof. Steve Voss (Hannibal La-Grange), and Dr. Jane Roads (MACC - Moberly), Faculty Mentors

Student motivation was investigated as a factor influencing mathematics anxiety and performance. Data from students at a community college using surveys and journals revealed positive correlations between intrinsic motivation and performance and between external motivation and anxiety. This supports previous research recommending that intrinsic motivation should be nurtured by teachers.

Keywords: motivation, anxiety, mathematics performance


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 3-1
Location: SUB-GEO
Time: 4:15

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