THE EFFECT OF DEPRESSION IN SOLVING MATHEMATIC PROBLEMS

Surya Sari Faradiba, Sikky El Walida, Alifiani Alifiani

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of depression on mathematical problem solving abilities. This research is a qualitative research with a cross-sectional approach. This study involved 30 subjects from students of the Department of Mathematics Education, FKIP Universitas Islam Malang. The sampling technique used was convenience sampling. The data were collected through a questionnaire from the Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) consisting of 21 questions. The process of solving mathematical problems is seen from the answer of the subject when working on mathematical questions based on Polya's problem solving steps. The results showed that subjects with normal levels of depression tended to have complete and sequential characteristics of mathematical solutions . Meanwhile, subjects with mild levels of depression tend to solve problems sequentially but incomplete. In addition, subjects with moderate levels of depression tended to solve mathematical problems in an irregular and incomplete manner. Further research is still required to examine the same issue by involving more research samples.


الاكتئاب مشكلة في الصحة العقلية. كان الغرض من هذه الدراسة هو تحديد تأثير الاكتئاب على قدرات حل المشكلات الرياضية. هذا البحث هو بحث نوعي مع نهج مستعرض. شملت الدراسة 30 مادة من طلاب قسم تعليم الرياضيات، FKIP Universitas Islam Malang. كانت تقنية أخذ العينات المستخدمة هي أخذ العينات الملائمة. تتألف تقنية جمع البيانات المستخدمة في هذه الدراسة باستخدام استبيان من Beck Depression Inventory II (BDI-II) من 21 سؤالًا. يُنظر إلى عملية حل المشكلات الرياضية من إجابة الموضوع عند العمل على حل المشكلات الرياضية استنادًا إلى خطوات حل مشكلة Polya. أظهرت النتائج أن الأشخاص الذين يعانون من مستويات طبيعية من الاكتئاب يميلون إلى أن يكون لديهم خاصية كاملة ومتسلسلة للمشاكل الرياضية. وفي الوقت نفسه، تميل الأشخاص الذين يعانون من مستويات خفيفة من الاكتئاب إلى حل المشاكل في التسلسل ولكن غير مكتملة. علاوة على ذلك، يميل الأشخاص ذوو المستويات المعتدلة من الاكتئاب إلى حل المشكلات الرياضية بطريقة غير منتظمة وغير مكتملة. البحث اللاحق يجعل من الممكن فحص نفس الشيء الذي يتضمن المزيد من عينات البحث.



Keywords


Depression, Problem Solving, Polya

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