An Investigation About 6th Grade Students' Attitudes Towards Mathematics

Kibrislioglu N.

5th World Conference on Learning, Teaching and Educational Leadership, WCLTA 2014, Prague, Çek Cumhuriyeti, 29 - 31 Ekim 2014, cilt.186, ss.64-69 identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 186
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.024
  • Basıldığı Şehir: Prague
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Çek Cumhuriyeti
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.64-69


The purpose of this study is to investigate 6th students' attitudes towards mathematics, the gender effect on attitude and the relationship between attitude and achievement. The data were collected from 120 6th grade students. Participants were assigned to complete mathematics attitude scale which is developed by Askar (1986). In addition students were grouped as low, medium and high achiever with respect to their grades. Students' attitude scores were computed, descriptive statistics were examined and scores were compared with respect to achievement and gender. The results indicated that students have relatively positive attitudes towards mathematics. The difference between high and low achiever students' attitude scores is significant. Hence there is a relationship between attitude and achievement. On the other hand no gender difference was found in this study. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.