Investigating Mathematics Students' Motivations and Perceptions

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Barkatsas, Tasos and Orellana-Farias, Claudia. (2019). Investigating Mathematics Students' Motivations and Perceptions. In Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education pp. 205-220 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004396449_009
AuthorsBarkatsas, Tasos and Orellana-Farias, Claudia
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the factorial structure of motivation and perception items from a student survey utilised as part of the Reframing Mathematical Futures II (rmfii) Project. Data were collected in 2016 from students in Years 7 to 10 from various different states and territories across Australia. An exploratory factor analysis identified four factors which were consistent with the studies the items were adapted from: Intrinsic and Cognitive Value of Mathematics, Instrumental Value of Mathematics, Mathematics Effort, and Social Impact of School Mathematics. A multivariate analysis of variance (manova) also revealed that there were statistically significant differences between Year Level for some of these factors. The results from the study have confirmed that the survey items continue to be valid and reliable in the mathematics context. The findings also highlight the need for further investigations to examine how students’ motivations and perceptions of mathematics develop and differ across the different states and territories in Australia.

KeywordsGeneral Teacher Education; Higher Education; Mathematics Education; Educational Theory
Page range205-220
Year01 Jan 2019
Book titleResearching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education
PublisherBrill
Place of publicationNetherlands
Edition3
SeriesGlobal Education in the 21st Century, Volume: 3
ISBN978-90-04-39644-9
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004396449_009
Web address (URL)https://brill.com/display/book/9789004396449/BP000018.xml
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