Impact of math's anxiety on Student's attitude towards Quantitative Research at Higher Education Level


  • Nargis Shamim Karachi
  • Muhammad Akhtar Hamdard University Karachi


Mathematics Anxiety, Attitude, Avoidance, Math performance, Quantitative


The role of mathematics in every aspect of life is beyond any doubt. Despite of its positive contributions there are several challenges which are attributed to it. The present study is an attempt to examine the Mathematics anxiety and its impact on the attitude of avoidance by the MPhil research scholars currently enrolled in public private universities in Karachi Sindh. This study is quantitative in nature as it examines the relationship between variables by using Likert scale survey questionnaire. Simple random sampling was used and in total 400 questionnaire were floated in public and private sector universities in Karachi. The gathered data was analyzed by using correlation and regression analysis. The findings of the study confirms the presence of impact of math anxiety on attitude of avoidance in Pakistani students. This requires concerned corners to examine and manage the situation for effective contribution of MPhil scholars at every level in the country.  Results of the study paved need for exploring other dimensions like culture impact on this relationship. Further need for out of the box thinking in teaching students challenged by math anxiety also appeared as fruition of this effort.

Key Words: Mathematics Anxiety, Attitude, Avoidance, Math performance, Quantitative   


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How to Cite

Shamim, N., & Akhtar, M. . (2021). Impact of math’s anxiety on Student’s attitude towards Quantitative Research at Higher Education Level. Journal of Education And Humanities Research (JEHR), University of Balochistan, Quetta, 12(2), 29–39. Retrieved from