The Role of Teachers’ Support and Enthusiasm in Predicting Mathematics Anxiety and Confidence among Students

  • Tomislava Vidić Primary school Remete
  • Irena Klasnić University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education
  • Marina Đuranović University of Zagreb, Faculty of Teacher Education
Keywords: enthusiasm, mathematics anxiety, self-confidence, students, support


The goal of this study was to examine the contribution of teachers’ support and enthusiasm to explaining self-confidence and mathematics anxiety in primary-school students. The results of the t-test showed that girls and boys statistically significantly differ only in the perception of confidence variable, while no gender difference was determined in the other variables. The results of regression analysis showed that teachers' support and enthusiasm are predictors of student self-confidence, with support also making an independent contribution to explaining mathematics anxiety.


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Vidić T., Klasnić I., & Đuranović M. (2022). The Role of Teachers’ Support and Enthusiasm in Predicting Mathematics Anxiety and Confidence among Students. Journal of Elementary Education, 15(1), 51-69.
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