Attitudes Toward Mathematics | Distribution of responses (%) | p* | |||

17 - 20 years (n = 98) | 21+ years (n = 41) | ||||

I find mathematics interesting^ | At1 | Disagree | 18 | 37 | 0.015 |

Neutral | 35 | 39 | |||

Agree | 47 | 24 | |||

I enjoy solving problems | At2 | Disagree | 24 | 32 | 0.680 |

Neutral | 33 | 29 | |||

Agree | 43 | 39 | |||

I do not struggle with mathematics | At3 | Disagree | 36 | 56 | 0.079 |

Neutral | 36 | 22 | |||

Agree | 29 | 22 | |||

New mathematical concepts are usually easy to understand | At4 | Disagree | 35 | 44 | 0.328 |

Neutral | 43 | 44 | |||

Agree | 22 | 12 | |||

Mathematics can be fun | At5 | Disagree | 12 | 20 | 0.304 |

Neutral | 35 | 40 | |||

Agree | 53 | 40 | |||

Everyone can succeed at mathematics | At6 | Disagree | 19 | 17 | 0.379 |

Neutral | 32 | 44 | |||

Agree | 49 | 39 | |||

I can grasp mathematical concepts easily | At7 | Disagree | 24 | 29 | 0.333 |

Neutral | 18 | 27 | |||

Agree | 57 | 44 | |||

I attempt mathematics, even if it is hard^ | At8 | Disagree | 23 | 27 | 0.240 |

Neutral | 16 | 27 | |||

Agree | 61 | 46 | |||

I enjoyed mathematics at school^ | At9 | Disagree | 25 | 46 | 0.017 |

Neutral | 31 | 32 | |||

Agree | 44 | 22 | |||

I feel that I was successful in mathematics | At10 | Disagree | 29 | 41 | 0.052 |

Neutral | 31 | 39 | |||

Agree | 41 | 20 |