KEBIMBANGAN MATEMATIK DAN PENCAPAIAN MATEMATIK TAMBAHAN
[MATHEMATICS ANXIETY AND ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE]

Siti Zaharah Yahya, Ruslin Amir

Abstract

This paper aims to provide insights into the learners’ Mathematics anxiety level, gender differences in the anxiety level, and the relationship between Mathematics anxiety and Additional Mathematics achievement. Random systematic sampling method was used to recruit 69 form four students in Malaysia who took Additional Mathematics Course as the respondents for this study. This study employed correlational method and it used questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. More specifically, Mathematics self-efficacy and anxiety questionnaire (MSEAQ) was used in this study. Mathematics anxiety level was measured using descriptive statistics and t-test was used to compute the mean differences between male and female students’ Mathematics anxiety level. The relationship between Mathematics anxiety and Additional Mathematics achievement was determined by applying Pearson correlational test. The findings reveal that most respondents perceived themselves to have moderate Mathematics anxiety level. Besides, the male students had higher Mathematics anxiety level compared to female students. This study also shows that there was a positive relationship between Mathematics anxiety and Additional Mathematics performance. It is hoped that the findings revealed by this study are useful for policymakers in designing their intervention plans. 

Keywords: Mathematics anxiety, Additional Mathematics, affective variable, gender, Malaysia

Cite as: Yahya, S.Z & Amir, R. (2018). Kebimbangan Matematik dan pencapaian Matematik Tambahan [Mathematics anxiety and Additional Mathematics performance]. Journal of Nusantara Studies, 3(2), 124-133. http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol3iss2pp124-133

 

ABSTRAK

Tujuan kajian ini dijalankan adalah untuk mengkaji tahap kebimbangan Matematik pelajar, mengkaji perbezaan tahap kebimbangan Matematik terhadap jantina serta mengkaji hubungan antara pemboleh ubah kebimbangan Matematik dengan tahap pencapaian Matematik Tambahan pelajar. Kaedah persampelan rawak sistematik telah digunakan untuk mendapatkan 69 orang pelajar tingkatan empat yang mengambil mata pelajaran Matematik Tambahan sebagai responden kajian. Kajian ini menggunakan kaedah tinjauan korelasi yang menggunakan soal-selidik sebagai instrument untuk mengumpul maklumat yang dikehendaki. Instrument yang digunakan dalam kajian ini adalah soal selidik efikasi kendiri dan kebimbangan Matematik (Mathematics self-efficacy and anxiety questionnaire) yang diambil daripada May (2009). Data yang diperoleh telah dianalisis menggunakan perisian statistik SPSS menggunakan analisis diskriptif untuk melihat tahap kebimbangan Matematik pelajar, dan ujian-t membandingkan min kebimbangan Matematik pelajar lelaki dan pelajar perempuan. Manakala analisis Korelasi Pearson telah digunakan untuk melihat hubungan antara kebimbangaan Matematik dengan pencapaian Matematik Tambahan pelajar. Dapatan kajian menunjukkan kebanyakan pelajar mempunyai tahap kebimbangan matematik yang sederhana. Tahap kebimbangan Matematik dalam kalangan pelajar lelaki didapati lebih tinggi dari tahap kebimbangan Matematik pelajar perempuan. Selain itu, terdapat hubungan positif terhadap pencapaian Matematik dengan pencapaian Matematik Tambahan pelajar yang terlibat. Kajian ini diharapkan dapat membantu penggubal polisi dalam merangka pelan tindakan untuk meningkatkan penguasaan Matematik di kalangan pelajar.

Kata kunci: Kebimbangan Matematik, Matematik Tambahan, pemboleh ubah afektif, Jantina, Malaysia

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