Cognitive and affective factors and math performance

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic or invited talk


Both domain general (e.g., working memory, executive functions) and domain specific (e.g., number processing) cognitive factors have been found to predict math performance across different age groups. Likewise, research have shown that various affective factors such as math self-concept, math interest and math anxiety need to be considered when investigating individual differences in math performance. The focus of this presentation is to highlight some of the research gaps concerning these relations and in particular look at the interplay between cognitive and affective factors and math performance in students across different age groups. To do this Johan Korhonen will present recent and ongoing research from the research groups he is currently participating in.
Period28 Jan 2021
Event titleInternational Graduate Studies Seminar: Innovative Approaches in Teaching, Learning, and Research
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • math performance
  • math anxiety
  • working memory
  • executive functions
  • interest
  • self-concept