Data from an international multi-centre study of Statistics and Mathematics Anxieties and Related Variables in University Students (the SMARVUS Dataset)

SMARVUS, Matthew O. Parker, James M. Clay

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This large, international dataset contains survey responses from N = 12,570 students from 100 universities in 35 countries, collected in 21 languages. We measured anxieties (statistics, mathematics, test, trait, social interaction, performance, creativity, intolerance of uncertainty, and fear of negative evaluation), self-efficacy, persistence, and the cognitive reflection test, and collected demographics, previous mathematics grades, self-reported and official statistics grades, and statistics module details. Data reuse potential is broad, including testing links between anxieties and statistics/mathematics education factors, and examining instruments’ psychometric properties across different languages and contexts.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Open Psychology Data
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2023


  • anxiety
  • education
  • jangle
  • fallacy
  • mathematics
  • statistics
  • UKRI
  • ESRC
  • ES/P000673/1

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