STUDENTS' ACADEMIC SELF-CONCEPT AND THEIR ABILITY IN SOLVING MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS

Syarifah Fadillah, Marhadi Saputro, Fajriah Fajriah

Abstract


The connection between academic self-concept and mathematics achievement has been widely studied, but the consideration from students’ internal process when solving a mathematical test is surprisingly rare. Students’ mathematical problem-solving ability was evaluated from their ability to solve trigonometry problems, while students’ academic self-concept was obtained from a questionnaire. The result indicated that students’ academic self-concept is linearly connected with their ability to solve mathematical problems. Students with high academic self-concept also possess an excellent ability to solve mathematical test problems and vice versa.

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academic self-concept; mathematical problem solving; trigonometry; mathematics education

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18269/jpmipa.v22i2.7927

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