Description of Mathematical Communication Ability of Junior High School Students in Terms of Self-Efficacy

Malim Muhammad, Desky Inusabelita Suryanto

Abstract


This research aimed to describe mathematical communication skills viewed from self-efficacy on seventh-grade
students of Junior High School Student Kroya, Cilacap, Central of Java, Indonesia. This descriptive qualitative
research used the Miles and Huberman model, which included data reduction, data display, and conclusion. This
research subjects were the students from 7th grade who take using a purposive sampling technique. In this research, the student's categorized low self-efficacy, fair self-efficacy, and high self-efficacy. Two respondents were chosen from each category to be the subjects of an interview. The data were collected using questionnaires, tests,
interviews, and documentation. The data validation test used technique triangulation. The results of this research
included subjects with low self-efficacy who could only understand and finish the questions. Furthermore, subjects
with fair self-efficacy understood the problems, wrote down the known information, made systematic finishing
steps, and spent the questions. Also, subjects with high self-efficacy were able to understand questions, write down
the known data, analyze the problems into the formula, make systematic finishing steps, finish questions, and make a conclusion.


Keywords


Mathematical Communication Skill, Mathematical Communication, Self-Efficacy, Self-Confidence

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