Shamila Dewi Davadas and Lay, Yoon Fah (2020) Contributing factors of secondary students’ attitude towards mathematics. European Journal of Educational Research, 9 (2). pp. 489498. ISSN 21658714

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Abstract
The research investigated the effect of socioeconomic status, gender, perceived parental influences, teacher affective support, classroom instruction and previous achievement on students’ attitude towards mathematics. The comparison of these effects was also done between urban and rural school students. This research employed a crosssectional quantitative design based on a structural equation modelling approach. The sample consisted of 808 students from ten secondary schools in Sabah, three of which were urban and seven were rural schools. Findings showed positive relationships exist between perceived parental influences (r = .231), teacher affective support (r = .242), classroom instruction (r = .439), and previous achievement (r = .284) with students’ attitude towards mathematics. The multigroup analysis for urban and rural students showed similar results as the whole student group. However, for urban students, classroom instruction (r = 0.352) and previous achievement (r = 0.363) had the greatest impact on attitude towards mathematics. For rural students, the highest impact on attitude towards mathematics was from classroom instruction (r = 0.452) and teacher affective support (r = 0.246). The least impact for both groups was perceived parental influence. This study implied that factors affected students’ attitude towards mathematics in rural and urban secondary students are different
Item Type:  Article 

Uncontrolled Keywords:  Attitude towards mathematics, perceived parental influences, teacher affective support, classroom instruction, previous achievement 
Subjects:  L Education > LB Theory and practice of education 
Divisions:  FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education 
Depositing User:  NORAINI LABUK  
Date Deposited:  03 Aug 2020 09:26 
Last Modified:  03 Aug 2020 09:26 
URI:  http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25746 
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