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Title: GENDER DIFFERENCES IN MATHEMATICS ACHIEVEMENT AS A FUNCTION OF MATH SELF-EFFICACY AND MATH ANXIETY AMONG BALE ZONE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Authors: ESHETIE, ABEBE
Advisors: Ato Daniel Desta
Copyright: May-2001
Date Added: 20-Nov-2012
Abstract: In the advancement of science and technology, in this rapidly changing world, the role of mathematics is highly pronounced. On a more fundamental level, according to Travers (1991) as cited in McCaul (1994), Mathematics is needed in every day life. Emphasizing the importance of mathematics, Meece, Wigfield, & Eccles (1990:430) noted that" a strong background in mathematics is critical for many career and job opportunities in today's increasingly technological society." Similarly, Krutteskii (1976) as cited by Benbow and Arjmand (1990) posited that "the development of sciences has been recently characterized by a tendency for them to become more mathematical ... . Mathematical methods and mathematical style are penetrating every where." This is to mean, we cannot understand our computerized world without mathematics. Moreover, Adeleke (1998) goes on confirming the above view points by saying that "mathematical techniques are constantly being developed to meet the changing requirements of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Engineering and Computer science. "In light of this, Setidisho (1961) as cited by Adeleke (1998) also indicates that no other subject forms a strong binding force among various branches of the sciences as mathematics.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3827
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