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The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman.

Abstract
Numerous studies on studentsí attitude toward mathematics have suggested that a positive attitude predicts academic achievement. However, little research has been conducted in specific areas of academic achievement, such as mathematical understanding. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the relationship between studentsí mathematics self-efficacy (SMSE) and studentsí mathematical understanding (SMU). The participants of this study were 4th-grade primary school students in Kuningan, Indonesia (N = 44). The data were collected through a questionnaire assessing studentsí mathematics self-efficacy (QSMSE) and a test of studentsí mathematical understanding (TSMU). First, the QSMSE was administered to the participants to measure SMSE. Then, the TSMU was applied to them to measure their SMU. The results indicate that SMSE is positively correlated with and has a significant effect on SMU. The results also reveal that students with a high level of SMSE perform better in their TSMU than students with medium and low SMSE. Furthermore, our findings indicate that SME could be the best predictor for student achievement, such as mathematical understanding.

Key words: conceptual understanding, mathematical understanding, procedural fluency, mathematics self-efficacy


 
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Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . EEO. 2021; 20(1): 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52


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Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . http://ilkogretim-online.org//?mno=41316 [Access: January 07, 2021]. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52


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Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . EEO. 2021; 20(1): 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . EEO. (2021), [cited January 07, 2021]; 20(1): 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



Harvard Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman (2021) The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . EEO, 20 (1), 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



Turabian Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. 2021. The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . Elementary Education Online, 20 (1), 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



Chicago Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. "The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance ." Elementary Education Online 20 (2021), 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman. "The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance ." Elementary Education Online 20.1 (2021), 617-627. Print. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Slamet Arifin, Wahyudin, Tatang Herman (2021) The Effect of Studentsí Mathematics Self-efficacy on Mathematical Understanding Performance . Elementary Education Online, 20 (1), 617-627. doi:10.17051/ilkonline.2021.01.52