Investigating mathematics students' motivational beliefs and perceptions : An exploratory study

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Orellana-Farias, Claudia and Barkatsas, Tasos. (2018). Investigating mathematics students' motivational beliefs and perceptions : An exploratory study. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. Auckland 2018 - 2019 New Zealand: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia. pp. 615-622
AuthorsOrellana-Farias, Claudia and Barkatsas, Tasos
TypeConference paper
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 was collected in 2017 from 442 students in Years 7 to 10 from various different States 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. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) also revealed that there were statistically significant differences between Year Level and State for some of these factors.

Keywordsmathematics; students; motivation; Australia
Year01 Jan 2018
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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Page range615-622
ISBN978-1-920846-28-2
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Print05 Jul 2018
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Place of publicationNew Zealand
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