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Mathematics interest and self- esteem: a study on gender differences among Pre-University students

Mat Nawi, Mohd Nazim and Md Saad, Norlaili and Hassan, Suraya and Mohamad Hanafi, Nurfatihah (2022) Mathematics interest and self- esteem: a study on gender differences among Pre-University students. In: Conference on Future and Sustainable Education 2022 (CFSE 2022), 29th-30th November 2022, Gambang, Pahang. (Unpublished)

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Conference on Future and Sustainable Education (CFSE 2022) A Study on Mathematics Interest And Self Esteem By Gender And Module Among Pre-University Students Mohd Nazim Mat Nawi 1,*, Norlaili Md Saad1 , Suraya Hassan1 , Nurfatihah Mohamad Hanafi1 1Department of Mathematics, Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Gambang Campus, 26300 Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia *Corresponding author: mohdnazim@iium.edu.my Abstract. Learning is energized by interest, which is an important motivating factor that directs academic and professional paths and is crucial for academic success. Thus, mathematics interest is critical in motivating students to achieve well in any mathematical course. Self-esteem is yet another important element that contributes to successful academic achievement. The aim of the study is to examine the gender differences among pre-university based on mathematics interest and self-esteem. Purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of 508 students from 1600 Centre for Foundation Studies (CFS), International Islamic University Malysia (IIUM) sciences students who are taking mathematics in semester 1. 2022/2023. The instrument used was Academic Interest Scale for Adolescents (AISA), which measures interest in Mathematics, and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale, which measures self-esteem. According to the findings, there is almost moderate, direct and positive association between Mathematics interest and self-esteem. Males scored highly on self-esteem compared to female adolescents, indicating that there are considerable gender disparities in this area. Keywords. Pre-university programme; Mathematics interest; Self-esteem; Gender biases.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Depositing User: MRS SURAYA HASSAN
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2023 16:58
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023 17:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/103417

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