Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML)
Vol 1, No 1 (2018): May

Improving students’ mathematics self-efficacy through problem based learning

Lisda Fitriana Masitoh (Pamulang University)
Harina Fitriyani (Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, 55164)

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Publish Date
30 May 2018


One of the important affective factors for students in mathematics learning is self-efficacy. The students should have high mathematics self-efficacy. So, it can support the success of learning process. The facts that indicated the low of students’ mathematics self-efficacy, encouraging the efforts to improve self-efficacy through the improvement of the learning process. One of them is by applying the problem based learning approach. This research was a classroom action research by applying problem based learning approach to improve students’ mathematics self-efficacy. The classroom action research was done in two cycles. Each cycle consists of planning, action, observation, and reflection. The findings of this research revealed that the problem based learning approach could improve student’s mathematics self-efficacy. At the end of the first cycle, the students’ mathematics self-efficacy was still in the medium category and increased at the end of the second cycle, which students’ mathematics self-efficacy has been in high category.

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Malikussaleh Journal of Mathematics Learning (MJML) is a peer-reviewed open-access journal who aims to provide an international forum for researchers, professionals, lecturer, and educational practitioners on all topics related to mathematics education for the sharing, dissemination and discussion ...