Statistics anxiety and attitudes toward statistics

Chew, Peter K.H., and Dillon, Denise B. (2015) Statistics anxiety and attitudes toward statistics. In: Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, pp. 148-151. From: CBP 2015: 4th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, 9-10 February 2015, Singapore.

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Abstract

The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between statistics anxiety and attitudes toward statistics. Participants were 204 (78.9% females) undergraduates in the James Cook University Psychology (97.1%) or Business (2.9%) programs at the Singapore (71.1%) or Australia (28.9%) campuses. Bivariate correlations between the two constructs ranged from -0.26 to -0.45, suggesting that attitudes toward statistics is a related, but distinct construct from statistics anxiety. Canonical correlation analysis revealed that Attitudes toward Course was negatively correlated with all three factors of statistics anxiety. Practical implications include implementing interventions to improve students' attitudes before they embark on statistics courses.

Item ID: 38119
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: statistics anxiety; attitudes toward statistics; canonical correlation analysis
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ISSN: 2251-1865
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2015 00:33
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences @ 100%
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