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postgraduate thesis: Junior students' attitude towards mathematics in a Hong Kong secondary school

TitleJunior students' attitude towards mathematics in a Hong Kong secondary school
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chong, C. [莊賽]. (2015). Junior students' attitude towards mathematics in a Hong Kong secondary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5703899
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between junior students’ attitudes towards mathematics (ATM) and mathematics achievement in a Hong Kong secondary school. The levels of attitudes towards mathematics of students in different forms were also compared. This study was carried out by both quantitative and qualitative methods. In this research, 450 S.1 to S.3 students in the school of study were given the Attitudes Towards Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) questionnaire which consisted of 40 items covering four different sub-factors (confidence, value, enjoyment and motivation) of attitudes towards mathematics. The data was then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) through t-test and Pearson Correlation. The results revealed that there was significant correlation between attitudes towards mathematics and achievement. Among the four sub-factors, confidence showed the strongest relationship with achievement. According to the survey results 24 students were then invited for individual interviews. Further analysis of interview responses was conducted and provided insights of different aspects which affected students’ attitudes and learning mathematics.
DegreeMaster of Education
SubjectJunior high school students - China - Hong Kong - Attitudes
Mathematics - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramEducation
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223640

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorChong, Choi-
dc.contributor.author莊賽-
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-03T23:16:57Z-
dc.date.available2016-03-03T23:16:57Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationChong, C. [莊賽]. (2015). Junior students' attitude towards mathematics in a Hong Kong secondary school. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b5703899-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/223640-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between junior students’ attitudes towards mathematics (ATM) and mathematics achievement in a Hong Kong secondary school. The levels of attitudes towards mathematics of students in different forms were also compared. This study was carried out by both quantitative and qualitative methods. In this research, 450 S.1 to S.3 students in the school of study were given the Attitudes Towards Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) questionnaire which consisted of 40 items covering four different sub-factors (confidence, value, enjoyment and motivation) of attitudes towards mathematics. The data was then analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) through t-test and Pearson Correlation. The results revealed that there was significant correlation between attitudes towards mathematics and achievement. Among the four sub-factors, confidence showed the strongest relationship with achievement. According to the survey results 24 students were then invited for individual interviews. Further analysis of interview responses was conducted and provided insights of different aspects which affected students’ attitudes and learning mathematics.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.lcshJunior high school students - China - Hong Kong - Attitudes-
dc.subject.lcshMathematics - Study and teaching (Secondary) - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleJunior students' attitude towards mathematics in a Hong Kong secondary school-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb5703899-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Education-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineEducation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-

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