Geometry anxiety scale for secondary school students

Saglam Y., TÜRKER B., Umay A.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.966-970 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.222
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.966-970
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Geometry is taught as a subject-matter in mathematics courses at elementary school level, and as an independent course at secondary school level in Turkish education system. When the success levels of students regarding these two subjects are examined, it can be seen that there are differences. Anxiety is an important variant on success in mathematics. But whereas geometry is considered as a different field from mathematics by the students, mathematics anxiety cannot cover geometry anxiety completely and that geometry anxiety can be observed separately from mathematics anxiety. Thus the aim of this study is to develop a scale for secondary school level students in order to determine their anxiety towards geometry. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.