Intergenerational Effects of Parents’ Math Anxiety on Children’s Math Achievement and Anxiety

  title={Intergenerational Effects of Parents’ Math Anxiety on Children’s Math Achievement and Anxiety},
  author={Erin A Maloney and Gerardo Ramirez and Elizabeth A Gunderson and Susan C. Levine and Sian L. Beilock},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={1480 - 1488}
A large field study of children in first and second grade explored how parents’ anxiety about math relates to their children’s math achievement. The goal of the study was to better understand why some students perform worse in math than others. We tested whether parents’ math anxiety predicts their children’s math achievement across the school year. We found that when parents are more math anxious, their children learn significantly less math over the school year and have more math anxiety by… Expand

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