Investigating International School Secondary students’ Attitude towards Mathematics


  • Shalini Kuppusamy School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA
  • Muzirah Musa School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, MALAYSIA



attitude, mathematics performance, International School


This study investigates factors that influence international school secondary students’ attitude towards mathematics. A data was collected from 177 respondents studying in one international school in Sungai Buloh ranging between ages 11 - 16 years old by using an online questionnaire. The data were analysed descriptively and using t-test, one-way ANOVA, and multiple linear regressions with the help of the SPSS software. The result from the one-way ANOVA shows a significant difference among the range of age groups while there is no significant difference between gender and students’ performance in mathematics based on the t-test. There is a positive correlation between the students’ attitude and their performance in mathematics. The most attitude factor that contributes to the students’ performance is self-efficacy. The findings provide a better view for educators, schools, and institutions to develop a better teaching and learning method to improve students’ self-efficacy in the classroom.


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How to Cite

Kuppusamy, S., & Musa, M. (2021). Investigating International School Secondary students’ Attitude towards Mathematics. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 11(2), 122–130.