The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine differences in developmental mathematics students’ selfefficacy within the demographic data from the survey. Data from a sample of 240 Intermediate Algebra students at a single fouryear university using the Mathematics SelfEfficacy Results indicate that males possess higher levels of mathematics selfefficacy and confidence with their mathematical abilities than females. Students who completed a lower developmental mathematics course prior to Intermediate Algebra possess lower levels of mathematics selfefficacy. The results of this study suggest developmental mathematics instructors should refine their teaching methodologies by incorporating strategies to increase their student’s selfefficacy.
Developmental mathematics, Higher education, SelfEfficacy, Traditional and nontraditional students, Gender, Ethnicity
The purpose of this quantitative study was to determine differences in
developmental mathematics students’ selfefficacy within the demographic data
from the survey. Data from a sample of 240 Intermediate Algebra students at a
single fouryear university using the Mathematics SelfEfficacy Results
indicate that males possess higher levels of mathematics selfefficacy and
confidence with their mathematical abilities than females. Students who
completed a lower developmental mathematics course prior to Intermediate
Algebra possess lower levels of mathematics selfefficacy. The results of this
study suggest developmental mathematics instructors should refine their
teaching methodologies by incorporating strategies to increase their student’s
selfefficacy.
Developmental mathematics, Higher education, SelfEfficacy, Traditional and nontraditional students, Gender, Ethnicity
Primary Language  English 

Subjects  Studies on Education 
Journal Section  Articles 
Authors 

Publication Date  December 12, 2016 
Submission Date  September 8, 2016 
Published in Issue  Year 2017 Volume: 4 Issue: 1 