Navigation Links
Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on Girls: Study
Date:7/10/2012

TUESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although both boys and girls may experience math anxiety, which is a discomfort solving math problems, the girls' math achievements are more likely to suffer as a result, according to a new study.

Researchers from Cambridge University in England said that math anxiety could explain why few students of either sex continue studying math at the college level.

The study appeared July 8 in the journal Behavioral and Brain Functions.

"Mathematics anxiety warrants attention in the classroom because it could have negative consequences for later mathematics education, particularly as it is thought to develop during the primary school years," said lead study author Denes Szucs in a news release from BioMed Central, the journal publisher.

The researchers examined 433 British high school students to find out if math anxiety took a toll on their academic performance in math.

After accounting for general test anxiety, they found that students with higher math anxiety had lower math performance than other children. Girls were more likely than boys to have higher levels of math anxiety.

However, math performance for girls was the same as for boys, the researchers found. They concluded that girls could do better in math if they didn't have so much anxiety surrounding the subject.

More information

Texas State University has more about math anxiety.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: BioMed Central, news release, July 8, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Depression, Anxiety Tied to Physical Disabilities in Seniors
2. Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats
3. Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
4. One-third of adult Americans with arthritis battle anxiety or depression
5. Avatars may help children with social anxiety overcome fears
6. Anxiety, Depression May Raise Stroke Risk
7. beyondblue Launches Depression & Anxiety website and Info Line for Men
8. When anxiety wont go away
9. Study: Insomnia takes toll on tinnitus patients
10. It takes a village to keep teens substance free
11. Optogenetics project takes top NIDA Addiction Science Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Math Anxiety Takes Bigger Toll on  Girls: Study
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Coveros, a leader in agile coaching services ... by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Enterprise Agile Transformation ... Agile methodologies in a consistent and high value manner across CMS programs. Coveros ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From ... probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, ... post-acute health care, have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an ... has been operating a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... HMP , ... recipient of a 2017 Folio Magazine Eddie Digital Award for ‘Best B-to-B Healthcare Website.’ ... on October 11, 2017. , The annual award competition recognizes editorial and design excellence ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... 12, 2017   Divoti USA will engrave ... the standard of the latest FDA requirements, which stipulates new criteria ... Anyone in need of Medical ID jewelry such as Medical ID ... are engraved in terms of the new FDA requirements . ... Divoti offers this dark mark ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... Oct. 11, 2017  True Health, a leader ... its effort during National Breast Cancer Awareness month ... risks. Research ... calculated that more than 10 million American women ... in BRCA1 or BRCA2 and have not had testing. ...
(Date:10/7/2017)...   Provista, a proven leader in the ... purchasing power, today announced a new resource area on ... is the online home for case studies, articles ... news releases, slideshows and events. ... resources at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: