3 years ago

A latent profile analysis of math achievement, numerosity, and math anxiety in twins.

McLoughlin, Kovas, Petrill, Logan, Hart, Thompson
Underperformance in math is a problem with increasing prevalence, complex etiology, and severe repercussions. This study examined the etiological heterogeneity of math performance in a sample of 264 pairs of 12-year-old twins assessed on measures of math achievement, numerosity and math anxiety. Latent profile analysis indicated five groupings of individuals representing different patterns of math achievement, numerosity and math anxiety, coupled with differing degrees of familial transmission. These results suggest that there may be distinct profiles of math achievement, numerosity and anxiety; particularly for students who struggle in math.

Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1037/edu0000045

DOI: 10.1037/edu0000045

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