Do YOU suffer from 'Statistics anxiety'? Researchers say stress from math is real

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Many people find math frustrating.

But for some, it can actually turn into 'statistics anxiety,' a fear of doing math or statistics problems that can be debilitating or even stand in the way of graduation.

Study - University - Kansas - Factors - Statistics

A new study from the University of Kansas discovered which factors can contribute to statistics anxiety and how it can be dealt with.

Previous studies have shown that some 80 percent of college students suffer from statistics anxiety, the University of Kansas explained.

Statistics - Class - Psychology - Department - Students

'We teach a statistics class in the psychology department and see many students put it off until senior year because they're scared of this class,' Michael Vitevitch, professor and chair of psychology at the University of Kansas, said in a statement.

'We're interested in seeing if we could help students out of the statistics anxiety.

Solution - Fears

'There's not a one-size-fits-all solution to get them to overcome their fears.

'You need to find out what their fear is and focus on that,' he added.

Study - Researchers - Psychology - Students

For the study, researchers surveyed approximately 228 psychology students.

They used a technique called network science, which 'puts the most important contributors or symptoms of statistical anxiety at the center of a visual diagram of connecting nodes.'

Statistics - Anxiety - Symptoms

'With statistics anxiety, it's not just that you have symptoms, it's how long you have them...
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