## Factors that Affect College Students' Attitude Toward MathematicsMany students have poor attitudes toward mathematics. This mixed methods study investigates factors that affect college students' attitudes toward mathematics as well as what may be done to reverse or prevent poor student attitudes in the future. Ninety-nine college algebra students completed a retrospective quantitative survey in order to amass numerical data and guide interview choices. Twenty-three of the ninety-nine students were interviewed to gain in-depth knowledge of what factors affect their attitude as well as suggestions on improving these attitudes. |

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### Contents

Table of Contents | 1 |

LIST OF FIGURES | 15 |

Literature Review | 19 |

Methodology | 49 |

Dissertation Timeline | 54 |

Phase I Grouping Process | 57 |

Phase II Grounded Theory Technique | 60 |

Research Question Summary | 63 |

Most Significant Grade Band | 70 |

Attitude Trend | 71 |

Student Groupings by Grade and Trend | 72 |

Relationship between Factors that Affect College Students Attitude toward Mathematics | 100 |

Conclusion | 103 |

References | 125 |

Quantitative Survey | 137 |

Results | 69 |

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