International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1949-4270   |  e-ISSN: 1949-4289

Original article | Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 2022, Vol. 17(2) 246-265

An Investigation of the Relationship between the Parents’ Math Literacy Self-Efficacy and Their Math Anxieties

Sümeyra Akkaya & Kübra Polat

pp. 246 - 265   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/epasr.2022.442.11   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2107-10-0001.R1

Published online: June 01, 2022  |   Number of Views: 121  |  Number of Download: 383


Abstract

Mathematics anxiety can be defined as negative feelings towards mathematics and mathematical operations in general. Math anxiety is seen in many students, and even in parents. In fact, parents' own anxiety regarding mathematics may lead to their children experiencing angst over the subject as well. This can be a problem considering parents are considered one of the basic components of education and have important responsibilities to guide the education process of their children. Mathematical literacy is one of the research topics that have come into prominence in recent years due to PISA. Consequently, the purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between the parents' mathematical literacy self-efficacy and mathematics anxieties. Additionally, through examining the participation of parents in mathematic teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is hoped to better understand their views and methodologies. All participants in this study are parents themselves. The study is designed with an explanatory sequential design among mixed method research designs. The grade in which the students are educated does not make any difference in the self-efficacy and anxiety perceptions of the parents regarding their mathematics literacy. Also, the parents' mathematical literacy self-efficacy and anxiety levels were high.

Keywords: Mathematics anxiety, self-efficacy of mathematical literacy, parents’ participation, teaching, Covid-19


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APA 6th edition
Akkaya, S. & Polat, K. (2022). An Investigation of the Relationship between the Parents’ Math Literacy Self-Efficacy and Their Math Anxieties . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), 246-265. doi: 10.29329/epasr.2022.442.11

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Akkaya, S. and Polat, K. (2022). An Investigation of the Relationship between the Parents’ Math Literacy Self-Efficacy and Their Math Anxieties . Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 17(2), pp. 246-265.

Chicago 16th edition
Akkaya, Sumeyra and Kubra Polat (2022). "An Investigation of the Relationship between the Parents’ Math Literacy Self-Efficacy and Their Math Anxieties ". Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research 17 (2):246-265. doi:10.29329/epasr.2022.442.11.

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