HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' HOPELESSNESS LEVELS TOWARDS MATHEMATICS


YENİLMEZ K.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, no.38, pp.307-317, 2010 (SSCI) identifier identifier

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the high school students hopelessness levels towards mathematics point of view students' characteristics. The sample of the study consists of 214 students which selected randomly from an Anatolia high school in Eskisehir. Data were collected by adapted Beck Hopelessness Scale to mathematics with demographical information form. Frequency tables, t-test and analysis of variance were employed to analyze data. The results of the study indicated that, while there were differences in high school students hopelessness levels towards mathematics points of view grade, mathematics success and having mathematics education in out or school, there were not differences in hopelessness levels towards mathematics point of view gender. Finally suggestions were included for learning and teaching mathematics in high schools.