Investigating Mathematics Students' Motivations and Perceptions

Barkatsas, A and Orellana-Farias, C 2019, 'Investigating Mathematics Students' Motivations and Perceptions' in Dianne Siemon, Tasos Barkatsas and Rebecca Seah (ed.) Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education, Brill Sense, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 205-220.


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Title Investigating Mathematics Students' Motivations and Perceptions
Author(s) Barkatsas, A
Orellana-Farias, C
Year 2019
Title of book Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education
Publisher Brill Sense
Place of publication Leiden, The Netherlands
Editor(s) Dianne Siemon, Tasos Barkatsas and Rebecca Seah
Start page 205
End page 220
Subjects Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Secondary Education
Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Summary 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 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 Levels 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 in Australia.
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Keyword(s) Motivation
perceptions
mathematics
factorial structure
ISBN 9789004396432
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