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  • Title: Examining the Gender Differences Among Saudi Scholarship Students’ Attitudes toward Mathematics in the United States
  • Author(s): Essa Alibraheim, Samantha Fowler
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: New Directions in the Humanities
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Humanities Education
  • Keywords: Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitudes Scales, Attitudes toward Mathematics, Gender Differences, Saudi Scholarship Students
  • Volume: 17
  • Issue: 2
  • Year: 2019
  • ISSN: 2327-0063 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-2457 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-0063/CGP/v17i02/57-65
  • Citation: Alibraheim, Essa , and Samantha Fowler. 2019. "Examining the Gender Differences Among Saudi Scholarship Students’ Attitudes toward Mathematics in the United States." The International Journal of Humanities Education 17 (2): 57-65. doi:10.18848/2327-0063/CGP/v17i02/57-65.
  • Extent: 9 pages

Abstract

With the increasing number of Saudi Arabian scholarship students abroad, there is a need to conduct educational research on these students. The purpose of this study was to examine the differences between male and female Saudi scholarship students’ attitudes toward mathematics in the United States. Five scales of the Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Attitude Scales were used to measure the attitudes of forty-nine Saudi undergraduate students (25 females and 24 males). An independent sample t-test was used to analyze the data and to determine that there was not a statistically significant difference between male and female Saudi scholarship students’ attitudes toward mathematics in the United States; however, Saudi female students showed more positive attitudes than males.