### Abstract

This quantitative study was conducted to investigate the perception level of novice teachers about mathematics belief, teachers' attitude towards mathematics and teaching practices of mathematics in the classroom. In addition, it also aims to identify whether there is a correspondence model with the data obtained and to identify the relationship between the variables of beliefs, attitudes and practices among novice teachers in Malaysia. A total of 263 primary novice teachers throughout the country were involved in this study were selected randomly. Respondents are required to provide a response to the questionnaire of 66 items related to mathematics beliefs, attitudes and practices of the teaching mathematics. There are ten sub-factors which have been established in this instrument for three major constructs using a Likert scale rating of five points. The items of the constructs undergo the exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) procedure involve of unidimensionality test, convergent validity, construct validity and discriminant validity. Descriptive statistics were used to describe the frequency, percentage, the mean and standard deviation for completing some research questions that have been expressed. As for inferential statistical analysis, the researchers used structural equation modeling (SEM) to answer the question of correspondents model and the relationship between these three variables. The results of the study were found that there exist a correspondence measurement and structural model with the data obtained. While the relationship between variable found that mathematics beliefs have a significant influence on teachers' attitudes towards mathematics as well as the relationship between the attitudes with teaching practices. Meanwhile, mathematics belief had no significant relationship with mathematics teaching practices among novice teachers in Malaysia.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016 |

Publisher | American Institute of Physics Inc. |

Volume | 1847 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9780735415195 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 19 May 2017 |

Event | International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016 - Perak, Malaysia Duration: 19 Nov 2016 → … |

### Other

Other | International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016 |
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Country | Malaysia |

City | Perak |

Period | 19/11/16 → … |

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### Keywords

- confirmatory factor analysis (CFA)
- mathematics belief
- novice teachers
- structural equation modeling (SEM)

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Physics and Astronomy(all)

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*Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016*(Vol. 1847). [030012] American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4983889

**Structural equation modeling assessing relationship between mathematics beliefs, teachers' attitudes and teaching practices among novice teachers in Malaysia.** / Borhan, Noziati; Zakaria, Effandi.

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*Proceedings of the International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016.*vol. 1847, 030012, American Institute of Physics Inc., International Conference on Education, Mathematics and Science 2016, ICEMS 2016, in conjunction with 4th International Postgraduate Conference on Science and Mathematics 2016, IPCSM2016, Perak, Malaysia, 19/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4983889

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