alexa Relationship between Parent s Attitude towards Math and Children s Math Anxiety

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Relationship between Parent s Attitude towards Math and Children s Math Anxiety

The objective of the study was to investigate whether there is any relationship between parents’ attitude towards math and their children’s math anxiety. A cross sectional survey was conducted to explore the math anxiety among the student and their parents’ attitude towards math. The data were collected from 200 participants (children n=100; parents n=100). The children age range was from 8-12 years, they were from different schools of Dhaka and parents’ age range was from 27 to 55 years. “Math Anxiety scale for Secondary School Students” developed by Haque and Hossain (2013) was used to measure math anxiety of the children. ‘Parents attitude towards math questionnaire’ developed by the researcher was used to measure parents’ anxiety. Correlation between parents attitude towards math and children’s math anxiety was r=0.410. Result indicates that parent’s attitude has significant effect on children’s math anxiety, meaning that 17% of the math anxiety for secondary school student is due to parents’ attitude towards math. Parents’ gender has significant effect on math anxiety but children gender has no significant effect regarding math anxiety.

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