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
Keywords: attitude, mathematics performance, International School

Abstract

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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Published
2021-11-22
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. https://doi.org/10.37134/jpsmm.vol11.2.10.2021