**Acta Didactica Napocensia**

**Volume 10 Number 3, pages 59-88**

Published: 12 November 2017

**Reciprocal Relationships Between Mathematics Anxiety
And Attitude Towards Mathematics In Elementary Students**

**Guney Haciomeroglu **

**Abstract: **This current study examined the reciprocal** **relationship
between anxiety and attitude towards mathematics in elementary students.
Two instruments (Attitude Towards Mathematics
Inventory Short Form and Revised Fennema-Sherman Mathematics Anxiety Scale)
were administered to 310 fourth grade elementary students. Results of this
study revealed that elementary students had higher level of attitude towards
mathematics in comparison to their mathematics anxiety level. Findings of the
study revealed that mathematics attitudes were linked to their mathematics
anxiety. Although the magnitude of the correlations between mathematics anxiety
and attitude towards mathematics was not very strong, the significant
relationship between these two components should be acknowledged.

**Key words: **Mathematics, anxiety,
attitude, elementary, student.