Level Of Mathematic Anxiety Of Students In Central Java Province: An Empirical Analysis
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AUTHOR(S)
Pujiadi, Kartono, Y.L. Sukestiyarno, Mulyono
KEYWORDS
anxiety, math anxiety, high school students, central java.
ABSTRACT
The anxiety experienced by students related to mathematics subjects is commonly referred to mathematics as anxiety subject. The purpose of this study was to determine the level of mathematics anxiety of high school students, thus providing an empirical analysis of high school students' math anxiety, especially in the province of Central Java. This research uses descriptive research method, with sampling using purposive sampling, namely from the population of high school students in Central Java Province, it is determined that students from all districts/ cities in Central Java as the research sample of 2,240 students. The data were collected using a mathematics anxiety measurement instrument from Freedman (mathpower.com) in the form of a questionnaire with 10 items, using a Likert scale model with 5 alternative answers. The score for filling out the questionnaire is classified into 4 categories of mathematics anxiety levels, namely high, medium, low, and no anxiety. The results showed: (1) The level of mathematics anxiety of high school students in Central Java was generally categorized as low anxiety, with an average score of mathematics anxiety of 26.89, (2) The mode of mathematics anxiety score of students was 24.00, also in the anxiety category. low, (3) the lowest average of students' math anxiety items was 1.82, and the highest average was 3.52.
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