THE SELF-EFFICACY AND ANXIETY IN LEARNING MATHEMATICS

The study is aimed to determine the Level of Self-efficacy and Anxiety in Learning Mathematics of the First Year College Students of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College for Second Semester Academic Year 2015-2016. The Descriptive-Correlational research design was employed, because this method is used to discover relationships among variables and to allow the prediction of future events from present knowledge (Stangor, 2015). Utilizing the Yamani’s formula, the number of sample was 347 participants out of total population of 4375 First year College Students. Both of the students’ level of Self-efficacy and Anxiety in Learning Mathematics when taken as whole was high, the level of self-efficacy of the participants when grouped according to campus, sex and father’s educational attainment was high, however, when grouped according to field of specialization, the BSHRM illustrated a low self-efficacy level. Furthermore, there was a significant difference on the level of Self-efficacy when grouped according to sex. While on the level of Anxiety, the Talisay and Alijis campus; female participants; AB, BSIT, BEED, BSHRM, BSENTRP and BSCRIM; and participant’s whose father with Elementary Graduate, High School Level and High School Graduate Educational Attainment has a high level of Anxiety in Learning Mathematics. Moreover, there was a significant difference on the level of anxiety when grouped according to father’s educational attainment. The results also showed that there was a weak negative relationship between the level of Self-efficacy and Anxiety of students’ in learning mathematics.

Keywords: Self-efficacy and Anxiety, Mathematics, Student.

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