Mathematics Anxiety and Science Careers among Able College Women

  title={Mathematics Anxiety and Science Careers among Able College Women},
  author={Susan E. F. Chipman and David H. Krantz and Rae Silver},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={292 - 296}
Does mathematics anxiety deflect able students from pursuing scientific careers? We obtained the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores of 1,366 students entering Barnard College and also questioned them about their career interests and their feelings about mathematics learning At every level of mathematical skill, math anxiety correlated negatively with interest in scientific careers Contrariwise, quantitative SAT score was unrelated to career interests, within relatively homogeneous categories… 

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