Yıl 2019, Cilt 14 , Sayı , Sayfalar 34 - 40 2019-09-20

Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal

Krishna Chandra PAUDEL [1]


This paper explores the association between the perceived classroom environment and mathematics learning and test anxiety among secondary level students in Nepal. Categorizing the students in three dominant variables- gender, ethnicity and previous schooling, and selecting sample students with respect to higher mathematics anxiety from five heterogeneous classes, the research explores disparities in student's mathematics cognition and reveals the nexus between classroom environment and mathematics learning and test anxiety. This research incorporates social learning theory and social development theory as interpretive tools for analyzing themes through qualitative data. Focusing on interviews with highly anxious students learning mathematics, the study sheds light on how mathematics anxiety among the targeted students is interlinked with multiple factors. The research basically exposes the students’ lack of mathematical passion, their association with other students and participation in classroom learning, asymmetrical content and their lack of preparedness for tests, as the caustic factors behind such anxieties. The study further reveals that students’ lack of foundational knowledge and the complexity of the mathematical content have jointly contributed to mathematics anxiety. Admitting learning as a reciprocal experience, the study points out that the students’ gender, ethnicity and disparities in previous schooling in the context of Nepal has very insignificant impact on students’ mathematics anxiety. It finally recommends that those students who get trapped into the vicious cycle of mathematics anxiety require a positive and supportive classroom environment along with inspiring comments/compliments and symmetrical course contents.
Anxiety, Asymmetry, Cognition, Habitus, Pedagogy
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Bibtex @araştırma makalesi { epess622792, journal = {The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences}, issn = {}, eissn = {2587-1730}, address = {}, publisher = {ISRES Organizasyon Turizm Eğitim Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti.}, year = {2019}, volume = {14}, pages = {34 - 40}, doi = {}, title = {Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal}, key = {cite}, author = {PAUDEL, Krishna Chandra} }
APA PAUDEL, K . (2019). Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences , 14 () , 34-40 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/48873/622792
MLA PAUDEL, K . "Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 14 (2019 ): 34-40 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/48873/622792>
Chicago PAUDEL, K . "Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 14 (2019 ): 34-40
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ISNAD PAUDEL, Krishna Chandra . "Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 14 / (Eylül 2019): 34-40 .
AMA PAUDEL K . Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal. EPESS. 2019; 14: 34-40.
Vancouver PAUDEL K . Mathematics Anxiety among Secondary Level Students in Nepal. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences. 2019; 14: 40-34.