Analysis on South Korean Elementary Teachers` Anxiety for Teaching Mathematics

- Journal title : Education of Primary School Mathematics
- Volume 18, Issue 3, 2015, pp.191-201
- Publisher : Korea Society of Mathematical Education
- DOI : 10.7468/jksmec.2015.18.3.191

Title & Authors

Analysis on South Korean Elementary Teachers` Anxiety for Teaching Mathematics

Kim, Ri Na;

Kim, Ri Na;

Abstract

In this study, I used McAnallen Anxiety in Mathematics Teaching Survey Tool to analyze 214 South Korean elementary teachers` anxiety for teaching mathematics. From the analysis of ANOVA and Regression Model, I found that there are statistically significant differences among teachers regarding anxiety for teaching mathematics according to their academic backgrounds, certification levels and teaching experiences. On the other hand, there is no statistically significant difference according to their gender. From the findings of this study, I found that there is a possibility of reducing teachers` anxiety for teaching mathematics with teacher education programs.

Keywords

Anxiety for Teaching Mathematics;Elementary Teachers;Teacher Education;Mathematics Anxiety;

Language

Korean

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