Statistics anxiety among diploma in wood technology students at Universiti Teknologi Mara / Suriyati Ujang...[et.al.]

Ujang, Suriyati and Asmat, Aszila and Razak, Mohd Rizal and Syed Wahid, Sharifah Norhuda (2014) Statistics anxiety among diploma in wood technology students at Universiti Teknologi Mara / Suriyati Ujang...[et.al.]. Gading Journal for the Social Sciences, 18 (01). pp. 83-97. ISSN 2600-7568

Abstract

Mathematics performance especially in the statistical field is still an issue among students in higher learning institution. Students have learnt probability topic in the mathematics subject since SPM level, but they have a bad perception towards the statistics subject at higher learning institutions because of their bad experiences before. Therefore, the main focus of this paper is to examine the statistics anxiety level and its association with probability topic. 103 students from the science stream who were studying at one of the public universities in Malaysia were selected. The findings show that there is an association between students’ opinion towards probability topic and the four predictors; students’ self-confidence, class environment, self-concept and study techniques, with 63.50% of total variation. In addition, it was found that any positive improvement in any of the predictors will lead students to have better opinion towards the probability topic in the statistics course. Thus, the finding of this study is hoped to provide useful information in helping students maximize their potential in statistics courses.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Ujang, Suriyatisuriyatiujang@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Asmat, Aszilaaszila@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Razak, Mohd Rizaldragon_admire007@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Syed Wahid, Sharifah Norhudasha_norhuda@pahang.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Study skills
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology > Nervous system
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies > Emotions and cognition
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Higher Education
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > UiTM Press, Pahang
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
Journal: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal for the Social Sciences
ISSN: 2600-7568
Volume: 18
Number: 01
Page Range: pp. 83-97
Item ID: 29540
Uncontrolled Keywords: Class environment, Probability topic, Self-confidence, Self-concept, Study techniques.
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29540

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