id: 02312044
dt: j
an: 1996c.01521
au: Cain-Caston, M.
ti: Parent and student attitudes toward mathematics as they relate to third
grade mathematics achievement.
so: J. Instr. Psychol. 20, No. 2, 96-101 (1993).
py: 1993
pu: V-U Publ., Mobile, AL
la: EN
cc: C22
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ab: This study was to determine the extent of the relationship between
parents’ and students’ attitudes toward mathematics and students’
achievement in mathematics; and to compare by sex and performance
levels (high, average, low) the attitudes toward mathematics of third
grade students. The Dutton Attitude Scale and the California
Achievement Test, Mathematics Form E, were utilized. The finding of
this investigation implies there is no significant relationship between
mothers’ attitudes towards mathematics and students’ attitudes
towards mathematics although significance was found between fathers’
and students’ attitudes towards mathematics. In education, an
important influence on achievement in a subject is attitude towards
that subject. Therefore, an important goal of the partent and the
educator is to promote positive attitudes toward mathematics in order
that students will develop positive attitudes toward mathematics.
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