The Effects of Gender and Maths Anxiety on Working Memory in Adults

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The Effects of Gender and Maths Anxiety on Working Memory in Adults

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 What is the aim of your study?

The study aims to investigate the effects of math anxiety and gender on adult’s working memory.

 What are the objectives for your study?

  • Data will be obtained through self-reported questionnaires regarding gender (IV1) and math anxiety level (IV2); within a 2:2 design.
  • Answers will be measured by a backwards visual Digital Span task (DV)
  • ANOVA test will develop results that will be used to produce a report regarding the effects of the IVs on the DV.

Thus, the aim of the current experimental research is to quantitatively understand the effect of gender and trait math test anxiety on the working memory accuracy among adults aged 18 years and above. It can be hypothesized that there would be a difference between the genders and levels of anxiety in terms of working memory capacity as it has been previously suggested (Ashcraft et al., 2007; Ganley & Vasilyeva, 2014). Findings will add to the body of existing literature.

 

Are there any research partners (specific staff members) within the University of involved in the project?

There are no such research partners.

 

Are there any research partners external to the University of involved in the project?

There are no such research partners.

 

Names, student numbers and emails of students involved in the group work project.

 

Who is your supervisor for this study?

Project start date

02 June 2020

 

Initial Screening

Does this project involve human participants?

Yes

If yes, should your research adhere to the British Psychology Society (BPS) code of ethics and conduct?

Yes

Does your study involve data collection with any persons who could be considered vulnerable (under 18 years or the elderly, or those with physical or mental disabilities)?

No

Does your project involve collecting data within NHS organisations or from any NHS employees or patients?

No

Does it involve collecting or analysing primary or unpublished data about people who have died, other than data that is already in the public domain?

No

Does your study involve direct access to an external organisation?

No

Does your study involve species not covered by the Animals Scientific Procedures Act (1993)?

No

Does your study involve ionising radiation?

No

Does your study involve the evaluation of medical devices, or the testing of medicinal and pharmaceutical products?

No

Does your study involve Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service?

No

Does your study involve serving offenders, professionals who work with them, or questions relating to criminal offences?

No

Does your study involve a need to see, acquire or store material that could be viewed as illegal or that may attract the interest of the police, security or intelligence services?

No

Will your study have any impact on the natural or built environment?

No

 

 

Funding and previous applications

 

Has this research been funded by an external organisation (e.g. a research council or public sector body)?

No

If yes, please provide the name of funder:

Has this research been funded internally?

No

Name of internal fund

N/A

Funding amount

N/A

Term of funding

N/A

Date funding agreed

N/A

Have you submitted previous requests for ethical approval to the Committee that relate to this research project?

No

 

If yes, please provide previous application reference:

N/A

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