Math anxiety: A comparison of social work and non-social work students

David Royse, Elizabeth Lewis Rompf

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Social work students often complain and grumble about having to take courses in research methods and statistics. Do their complaints originate from deep-seated math anxiety? The current study investigated the math anxiety and math backgrounds of 163 undergraduate social work students and 256 non—social work majors. Social work majors were found to have much higher levels of math anxiety than a cross section of students enrolled in introductory statistics courses and found to have taken fewer math courses in high school and college.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-277
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Social Work Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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