Difficulty in Mathematics: Close Assistance and Self-Confidence

Dr. Jerald C. Moneva, Angelica Faye S. Valle, Ismaelita Desabille


Self-confidence is the belief in oneself and one’s abilities. It is developed when there is someone who help them and motivate them to believe themselves. Self-confidence is the positive result of self-esteem. Self-confidence can be learning and built through assistance. Assistance from someone can help students to improve their self-confidence and the insecurity to their selves will be gone. The researcher aims to assess if the close assistance can help develop the students’ self-confidence and cope up their difficulty in mathematics. The researcher used descriptive-correlation using a questionnaire and composed of 20 adapted questionnaire related to the study. 243 students answer the survey questionnaire in their respective classroom and after data gathered it has been analyzed using the weighted mean and Guttmann’s Lambda to determine the relationship between the close assistance and self-confidence. The study revealed that there is a significant relationship between close assistance and self-confidence which is the p-value is lesser than the alpha which means that assistance and self-confidence is correlated with each other. The researcher concludes that with the help of close assistance students’ difficulty decreases and self-confidence increases.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v10i1.16460


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