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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Molchanova, Violeta S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
In Mexico there is a complicated situation regarding the subject of mathematics, especially in the high school students who have shown low performance in the results of the tests applied by international and national organizations. Therefore, the aim of the study is focuses on testing whether the variables of the scale proposed by Fennema and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, High School Students, Problem Solving
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Zamora-Lobato, Teresa; García-Santillán, Arturo; Molchanova, Violetta S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2019
The aim of study focused in identify if there are a set of variables that explain the level of anxiety towards mathematics in Telebachillerato students. For this, the test designed by Muñoz and Mato-Vázquez (2007) was used. The test comprises by 24 items with 5 dimensions. In order to get data, were surveyed 201 regular students enrolled in the…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Mathematics Anxiety, Secondary School Mathematics, High School Students
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Moreno-García, Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Molchanova, Violetta S.; Campero, Edgar Plata – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The purpose of the study is to determine a latent structure of variables that explain the level of anxiety towards mathematics of high school students based on the interaction that the student has with the tasks, courses and math exams. For this purpose, the RMARS mathematical anxiety scale was used, which has a Likert-type scaling. The instrument…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Anxiety, Student Attitudes
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García-Santillán, Arturo; García-Cabrera, Rosalba Viridiana; Molchanova, Violetta S.; García-Cabrera, Valeria – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The aim of this paper is to measure the anxiety toward mathematics of undergraduate medical students in a public university. In order to get the data were surveyed 208 students enrolled when the test was applied. The questionnaire used was the scale of Mato and Muñoz-Vázquez (2007). The statistical procedure was exploratory factorial analysis…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Psychometrics, Mathematics Anxiety, Profiles
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Zamora-Lobato, Teresa; García-Santillán, Arturo; Ramos-Hernández, Jésica Josefina – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
Some basic financial topics such as savings and investment are important and required for a financially educated society. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to identify some characteristics that explain the savings habit of college students, as well as finding if this habit differs in relation to gender. For that purpose 60 students from the…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Case Studies, Statistical Analysis, Money Management
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Rojas-Kramer, Carlos; Limón-Suárez, Enrique; Moreno-García, Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The aim of this paper was to analyze attitude towards statistics in high-school students using the SATS scale designed by Auzmendi (1992). The sample was 200 students from the sixth semester of the afternoon shift, who were enrolled in technical careers from the Technological Study Center of the Sea (Centro de Estudios Tecnológicos del Mar 07…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Statistics
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García-Santillán, Arturo; Martínez-Rodríguez, Valeria; Santana, Josefina C. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a structure of variables that allows us to understand the level of Anxiety towards Mathematics in high school students from the municipalities of Zacatal and Jamapa, Veracruz, Mexico. This was based on the seminal works of Richardson and Suinn [1972], who developed the Mathematics Anxiety…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Anxiety, Mathematics Anxiety
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García-Santillán, Arturo; Molchanova, Violetta S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2018
The aim of this work is to know the perception of the high-school student towards the teaching process of the Financial Mathematics under the modality assisted by the technology. The EAPHMF Scale designed by García-Santillán and Edel (1988) was used, which collects data associated with the student's perception of the variables that make up the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction
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Santana, Josefina C.; García-Santillán, Arturo; Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
This study explores different variables leading to proficiency in English as a second language. Level of English on a placement exam taken upon entering a private university in Mexico was correlated to several variables. Additionally, participants (N = 218) were asked their perception of their own proficiency. A linear regression and a one-factor…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Student Placement
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García-Santillán, Arturo; Rojas-Kramer, Carlos; Moreno-García, Elena; Ramos-Hernández, Jesica – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
The aim of this study was to determine the variables that explain the anxiety towards mathematics in college students. For this purpose, we used the scale RMARS that integrate 25 items. The sample is non-probabilistic by convenience and the questionnaire was applied to 100 student's enrollment in the "Instituto Tecnológico de Veracruz"…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, College Students, College Mathematics, Factor Analysis
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García-Santillán, Arturo; Moreno-García, Elena; Molchanova, Violetta S. – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
This study seeks to determine a university student's knowledge and culture in relation to money; the way they plan their budget, their economic independence and consumer habits, the level of debt, and the use of financial services and products. The instrument designed by Aravena-Collao and Mendoza-Letelier (2010) was used for the query among the…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Knowledge Level, Familiarity, Money Management
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Moreno-García, Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Molchanova, Violetta S.; Larracilla-Salazar, Némesis – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2017
In the educational field, anxiety towards mathematics has been a recurrent theme that has been intensified with the results of the PISA test of 2012 and 2015. Since students who are anxious about mathematics tend to avoid any area related to mathematics, it leads to a decrease in the number of professionals in mathematics. However, this construct…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Psychological Patterns, Biology, Educational History
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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Córdova-Rangel, Arturo; González-Gómez, Santiago; Tejada-Peña, Esmeralda – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The aim of this research work is to analyze whether there is a difference in the degree of anxiety towards mathematics among students of different educational levels. The study is not experimental and cross sectional, and it is based on difference of means between groups. The sample is not probabilistic, and consisted of 226 students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Instructional Program Divisions, Elementary Secondary Education