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Survey of Students’ Academic Achievement and Mathematics Identity-Formation


  • Olaoye Adetunji Abiola

    (Department of Science & Technology Education Faculty of Education Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria)


The study explored mathematics identity-formation and development, which concerned with how students come to orient themselves toward or away from engagement in mathematical activity due to a combination of perceptions of self as a high or low achiever in the learning of mathematics on one hand and perceptions of how others such as teachers, peers, parents and community see them in mathematical contexts. As a qualitative research study with an open-ended unstructured questions (r=0.69) and four research questions, an exploration of possible relationships that exist in mathematics achievements through the four faces of identity-formation of mathematics learning, namely engagement, imagination, alignment, and nature were considered. Findings through unstructured interview with the selected students reveal different variations of identity-formation, which serve as contributions to better articulate and conceptualizing the academic achievement of students in mathematics, which serves as an indispensable tool for Science and Technology.

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  • Olaoye Adetunji Abiola, 2014. "Survey of Students’ Academic Achievement and Mathematics Identity-Formation," Journal of Social Economics Research, Conscientia Beam, vol. 1(7), pages 141-155.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:josere:2014:p:141-155

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