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The present study was an attempt to measure the frequency of negative internal dialogue and the degree to which its occurrence correlates with mathematical anxiety and math performance. A questionnaire was administered to measure both mathematical anxiety and negative cognitive interference. A sample of 129 students from Buena Vista University responded to the questionnaire after the completion of a mathematical task. Cognitive interference was measured by the Cognitive Interference Questionnaire (CIQ) (Spielberger & Sarason, 1978) and mathematical anxiety was measured using the 24-item version of the Mathematics Anxiety Rating Seate (MARS) (Plake & Parker, 1982). A strong positive correlation between cognitive interference and mathematical anxiety was found.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
©1998 by the University of Northern Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Brendle, Jennifer R.
"Mathematical Anxiety and How It Relates to Negative Cognitive Interference,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 2:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol2/iss1/10