Determination of Self-Efficacy Beliefs of High School Students towards Math Literacy


Ozgen K., Bindak R.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.11, no.2, pp.1085-1089, 2011 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Journal Name: KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1085-1089
  • Keywords: Math Literacy, Self-Efficacy Belief, High School Students, MATHEMATICAL LITERACY, ANXIETY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the high school students' self-efficacy beliefs about math literacy, and examine this beliefs in terms of some variables. The research was conducted on 712 high school students. A questionnaire and Math Literacy Self-Efficacy Scale were used for data collection. The data were analyzed in terms of t-test, one way anova and multiple regression analysis. According to the result of the study: it was determined that there were significant differences in math literacy self-efficacy in terms of gender, school type, class level, math degree, parents' educational status and the importance given to math classes. On the other hand, it was found that, math achievement and importance given to math classes variables were significant predictor of the math literacy self-efficacy. The findings were discussed in the light of related literature.