IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 5, May 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Davidica Llorente- Avelino
This descriptive-correlational study aimed to determine the attitude in Basic Mathematics of secondary students in Mambusao, Capiz. The participants included the proportionately and randomly selected two-hundred students enrolled in David Moises Memorial High School, Saint Catherine Academy and Panay State Polytechnic College (now Capiz State University). Data-gathering instrument utilized was a researcher-made questionnaire about the Basic Mathematics Attitude Scale. Personal data sheets for students were also included. Frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviations were used for the analysis of the descriptive data while t-test for independent samples and One-way Analysis of Variance were used to analyze the inferential tests set at .05 alpha level. All numerical data were processed using the Statistical Package for Social Science software. Findings showed that students had a positive attitude towards Basic Mathematics. When classified as to student and teacher-related factors, all students have positive attitude. There is no significant differences in the students’ attitude towards basic mathematics when classified according to sex, teachers’ teaching experience, and teachers’ in-service training in mathematics, family size and parents’ occupational status. However, there is significant differences in the attitude of the students towards Basic Mathematics when classified according to family income and parents’ educational attainment and teachers’ educational attainment.