Research Article
Controlling Mathematics Anxiety by the Views of Guidance and Psychological Counseling Candidates

Davut Aydin , Cahit Aytekin


APA 6th edition
Aydin, D., & Aytekin, C. (2019). Controlling Mathematics Anxiety by the Views of Guidance and Psychological Counseling Candidates. European Journal of Educational Research, 8(2), 421-431. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.421

Harvard
Aydin D., and Aytekin C. 2019 'Controlling Mathematics Anxiety by the Views of Guidance and Psychological Counseling Candidates', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 421-431. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.421

Chicago 16th edition
Aydin, Davut and Aytekin, Cahit . "Controlling Mathematics Anxiety by the Views of Guidance and Psychological Counseling Candidates". (2019)European Journal of Educational Research 8, no. 2(2019): 421-431. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.8.2.421

Abstract

The aim of this study is to reveal the suggestions of guidance and psychological counseling candidates (GPC) in dealing with math anxiety. The study analysed 50 GPC candidates’ opinions and suggestions on math anxiety. The research study utilized case study method. The participants were asked to respond what kind of studies they would suggest to their clienst in order to overcome math anxiety once they begin to work in their profession. The interviews transcripts were converted into written documents. Content analysis was made on those documents to find GPC candidates’ suggestions and opinions. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the reasons of math anxiety can vary from individual to individual. Therefore, it was emphasized that the studies to determine the causes of math anxiety should be specific for each individual. Then, consultancy service should be formed based on the assessment of reasons that cause anxiety for each person. If the individual's math anxiety is caused by environmental factors such as teachers, families and peers, guidance and psychological counseling services should be offered to these environmental factors.

Keywords: Guidance and psychological counseling, controlling mathematics anxiety, mathematics anxiety


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