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Global Journal of Psychology, Abuse and Behavioural Education

Global Journal of Psychology and Behavioural Education 

ISSN: xxxx-xxxx Vol. 1 (1),

pp. 021-034, November, 2013. ©

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 Analyzing the psychological symptoms of students in undergraduate program in elementary mathematics teaching

E Masal, M Koç, TS Çolak and M Takunyaci

Sakarya University, Turkey.

*Corresponding author. E-mail: mithat1981@gmail.com

Accepted 1 July, 2013

The main purpose of this research is to analyse whether there is a difference or not in levels of having psychological symptoms of the students of undergraduate program in elementary mathematics teaching. Another aim of the research is to determine whether the levels of having psychological symptoms of the students differ or not regarding various variables during undergraduate program in elementary mathematics teaching. Relational screening model was used in the study and it was carried out with 154 female, 76 male and in total 230 participants. The data were obtained by using personal information form and SCL-90-R scale. The data were tested with t-test and variance analysis methods in independent groups. Findings are as follows; 1) The levels of having psychological symptoms of the students during undergraduate program in elementary mathematics teaching differ according to gender variable. 2) Education type was found to be a factor in terms of depression in levels of having psychological symptoms of students. 3) The levels of having psychological symptoms of the students studying in elementary mathematics teaching differ according to grade variable. 4) The levels of having psychological symptoms of the students studying in elementary mathematics teaching differ according to the order of preference of department in terms of hostility. 5) When the levels of having psychological symptoms of the students studying in elementary mathematics teaching are analysed according to the reasons of choosing the department, it was seen that the differentiation occurs in terms of interpersonal sensibility and paranoid ideation. 6) Order of being born of the students studying in elementary mathematics teaching is not a factor in having psychological symptoms.

Key words: Mathematics, elementary mathematics, psychology, symptom, mental health