SELF-EFFICACY, ANXIETY, AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS

This descriptive- correlational study examined the relationship between the self-efficacy, anxiety, and academic performance of students in mathematics. The participants of the study were Grade 10 students enrolled in Sicaba National High School of Academic Year 2018-2019. The adopted questionnaire of Bearneza (2016) Self-efficacy and Anxiety in Learning Mathematics Questionnaire was used. The grades of the respondents were used by the researchers to measure the level of their academic performance in mathematics. Findings imply that experiences of failure contribute to higher sense of mathematics anxiety. The findings further signify that despite the high level of self-efficacy that the student’s confidence is in functioning intellectually by means of his/her adaptive behavior but due to his/her negative experiences in the past the level of anxiety is high. There was a significant relationship between self-efficacy and anxiety, anxiety and academic performance of the student’s self-efficacy predicts academic performance in mathematics. The findings of this study provided information in designing supplemental activities to improve academic performance in mathematics.

Keywords: Self, Efficacy, Anxiety, Academic Performance in Mathematics.

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