2017 Theses Doctoral

# Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Flow in Developmental Mathematics Students

This study examined mathematics self-efficacy and the characteristics of flow in the context of performing mathematical tasks. In particular, it explored the subjective experiences of 113 undergraduate students enrolled in a developmental mathematics course while they were independently solving certain mathematical problems. This study supplemented the literature on the role of self-efficacy as a mediator of the effect of the challenge/skill ratio on flow by applying it to the context of mathematical problem solving. This study also expanded the discussion on how findings may indicate a direction for further research on mathematics anxiety. Additionally, the relationship between mathematics self-efficacy and flow-like experiences as measured by the Flow Short Scale was considered.

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## More About This Work

- Academic Units
- Mathematics Education
- Thesis Advisors
- Walker, Erica
- Degree
- Ph.D., Columbia University
- Published Here
- July 30, 2017