Students' Beliefs about Self in Mathematics Education: The Case of Grade Eleven Students in West Arsi Zone, Ethiopia
Keywords:Beliefs about self, gender, stream, parents’ residence.
Students’ beliefs about self in mathematics education have a significant influence
in every action of students in learning mathematics and problem solving. Indeed, they are
vital forces in students’ success or failure in school mathematics. Therefore, investigating
students’ beliefs about self in mathematics education is essential in educational research.
To address the problem quantitative approach using survey design was employed. The
data was collected from four schools in West Arsi Zone using multistage sampling. The
quantitative data obtained was analyzed using mean, independent samples t-test and one
way ANOVA. Consequently, this study indicated that grade eleven students’ beliefs about
self in mathematics education in West Arsi zone were in a moderate condition. Also, this
study displayed that there was statistically significant difference in students’ beliefs about
self in mathematics education according to gender, and stream, but there was no statistically
significant difference between students’ whose parents’ in urban and in rural.