Teacher-student relationship and mathematical problem-solving ability: mediating roles of self-efficacy and mathematical anxiety
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AbstractThis study investigated the mediating roles of self-efficacy and anxiety on the effects of teacher–student relationship on mathematical problem-solving ability. A total of 1667 fifth graders from central China participated in the large-scale survey. The findings indicated that (1) teacher–student relationship had a direct and positive effect on students’ mathematical problem-solving ability; (2) the positive link between teacher–student relationship and mathematical problem-solving ability was partially mediated through self-efficacy; (3) the teacher–student relationship affected students’ mathematical problem-solving ability through self-efficacy and maths anxiety, but the effect of self-efficacy on mathematical anxiety was smaller. Implications for the importance of teacher–student relationships in education as well as suggestions for future research are discussed.
All Author(s) ListDa Zhou, Xiaofeng Du, Kit-Tai Hau, Haifeng Luo, Pingting Feng, Jian Liu
Journal nameEducational Psychology
Year2020
Month4
Volume Number40
Issue Number4
Pages473 - 489
ISSN0144-3410
eISSN1469-5820
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsMathematical problemsolving ability; teacher–student relationship; self-efficacy; mathematical anxiety

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