The link between personality variables and performance in mathematics has not been systematically and extensively covered even though it would be reasonable to assume that personality factors play a crucial role, particularly with issues such as motivation, attitudes and cognitive style. In surveying the literature the author concludes that a fuller understanding can only come through the use of formal models of personality development in childhood and adolescence.
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Head, J. Personality and the learning of mathematics. Educ Stud Math 12, 339–350 (1981). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00311064
- Crucial Role
- Formal Model
- Personality Factor
- Full Understanding
- Cognitive Style