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Reducing mathematics anxiety by enhancing mathematical resilience - a mindset intervention

Chiang, Daryl and Kotecha, Meena ORCID: 0000-0001-9211-5988 (2023) Reducing mathematics anxiety by enhancing mathematical resilience - a mindset intervention. In: RSS International Conference 2023, 2023-09-04 - 2023-09-07, Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate, United Kingdom, GBR. (Submitted)

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This paper presents a comprehensive investigation of the impact of a mindset intervention on mathematical resilience and anxiety among students. The primary aim was to discern whether the mindset intervention could foster an enhancement in mathematical resilience and reduction in mathematical anxiety. Furthermore, the research sought to explore the relationship between these two critical psychological constructs in the context of mathematical learning. Despite the methodological approach, the findings revealed that the mindset intervention did not significantly alter the levels of either mathematical resilience or mathematical anxiety in the sample. Additionally, no significant correlation was found between post-intervention mathematical resilience and mathematical anxiety, contributing to an increasingly nuanced understanding of these concepts. These findings suggest that the intricacies of mathematical resilience and anxiety are not easily modulated by a singular mindset intervention, implying the need for further development of the mindset intervention or to incorporate more comprehensive strategies. The current study adds to the growing body of knowledge around these constructs and their interplay, providing a platform for future research aimed at improving student attitudes towards mathematical learning. This research underscores the importance of continued investigation into more holistic and multifaceted interventions that can better support student experiences in their mathematical journey.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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Additional Information: © 2023 The Authors
Divisions: Statistics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2023 07:15
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 11:14

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