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Mathematical anxiety, spatial ability and mathematical achievement: cross-cultural study of primary school children in Russia and UK.

Rudenko, M.; Rodic, M.; Cooper, E.; Kolienko, T.V.; Sharafieva, K.R.; Gynku, E.I.; Akimova, K.K.; Bogdanova, O.E.; Zhou, X. and Kovas, Yulia. 2013. Mathematical anxiety, spatial ability and mathematical achievement: cross-cultural study of primary school children in Russia and UK. Teoreticheskaya i Eksperimentalnaya Psihologiya (Theortetical & Experimental Psychology), [Article]

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The results of the study show that early mathematical and spatial abilities and the level of mathematical anxiety are very similar in Russian and British schoolchildren, despite differences in curriculum and earlier school entering for British school children. We found no differences in mathematical anxiety in mean values or variations between the Russian and British samples. We also did not find sex differences in the subtraction task, mental rotation task and mathematical anxiety. The results are consistent with
a hypothesis that at this age girls are less affected by the stereotype of male superiority in mathematics. Levene’s test revealed variance differences: the Russian sample had overall wider ranges of scores than the British, especially among girls

Item Type: Article

Additional Information:

In Russian (Abstract and References in English)

Keywords:

mathematical anxiety, mathematical achievement, spatial ability, primary school age, cross-cultural study.

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
December 2013Published

Item ID:

20688

Date Deposited:

13 Jul 2017 15:15

Last Modified:

13 Jul 2017 15:15

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/20688

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