Exploring Influential Factors and Conditions Shaping Statistical Literacy Among Undergraduate Students in Mathematics Education


  • Heri Retnawati Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia; Master’s and Doctoral Programmes in Educational Research and Evaluation, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1792-5873
  • Kana Hidayati Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia; Master’s and Doctoral Programmes in Educational Research and Evaluation, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9226-8500
  • Ezi Apino Doctoral Programme in Educational Research and Evaluation, Graduate School, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9711-2807
  • Ibnu Rafi Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6809-4678
  • Munaya Nikma Rosyada Department of Mathematics Education, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta 55281, Indonesia https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2761-6422




gender, laptop ownership, mathematics education, research preference, statistical literacy, status of higher education institution


Statistical literacy (hereafter SL) has been considered an important learning outcome in statistics learning in higher education, yet studies that focus on investigating the factors and conditions that influence students’ SL, especially mathematics education students, are still limited. This study seeks to uncover the factors and conditions that significantly contribute to the SL of mathematics education students. This survey study involved 1,287 mathematics education students from 21 higher education institutions in Indonesia. Linear regression analysis involving four predictor variables (i.e., gender, status of higher education institution, laptop ownership, and research preference) was performed to determine the variables that contributed significantly in predicting SL achievement. The results revealed that gender, higher education institution’s status, and laptop ownership contributed significantly, but research preference was not significant in predicting mathematics education students’ SL. Furthermore, laptop ownership was found to have the highest contribution in predicting mathematics education students’ SL. All findings and their implications are discussed.


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How to Cite

Retnawati, H., Hidayati, K., Apino, E., Rafi, I., & Munaya Nikma Rosyada. (2024). Exploring Influential Factors and Conditions Shaping Statistical Literacy Among Undergraduate Students in Mathematics Education. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 12(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.23947/2334-8496-2024-12-1-1-17



Received 2023-11-27
Accepted 2024-03-06
Published 2024-04-24