Diagnosis of Student’s Attitudes towards Mathematics in the First Year of Three Graduate Programs in Business Administration

The objective of this research was to determine the student’s attitudes towards Mathematics at the beginning of their graduate studies in Business Administration. The study used an exploratory, non-experimental, cross-sectional design. The instrument used was a questionnaire based on willingness, co...

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Main Authors: Cardoso Espinosa, Edgar Oliver, Vanegas López, Eduardo Antonio, Cerecedo Mercado, María Trinidad
Format: Artículo
Language: Español
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Published: Centro de Investigación y Docencia en Educación (CIDE) 2012
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Online Access: http://www.revistas.una.ac.cr/index.php/EDUCARE/article/view/4052
Summary: The objective of this research was to determine the student’s attitudes towards Mathematics at the beginning of their graduate studies in Business Administration. The study used an exploratory, non-experimental, cross-sectional design. The instrument used was a questionnaire based on willingness, confidence, utility, motivation and anxiety with Likert questions. The study concluded that students have a negative attitude towards Mathematics; it is considered as a useful but difficult discipline and, for that reason, students show anxiety and lack of confidence when applying mathematical procedures.