Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)

First Advisor

Bill Summers

Second Advisor

Kelly S. Brown

Third Advisor

Houston Thompson

Scholarship Domain(s)

Scholarship of Discovery


This study was designed as an exploratory examination of the impact of teaching experience on elementary school teachers’ affective relationships with mathematics. A self-reporting survey was used to examine a wide variety of experience factors, including factors related to quantity of experience, type of experience, and post-certification training opportunities (n = 275). Participants were also asked to identify services that might impact their affective relationships with mathematics. This study resulted in recommendations for seven follow-up studies to gain insight into factors that significantly correlated to teacher attitudes toward math or to their perceived changes in attitudes over time. Recommended practices for school districts and Education Service Agencies were also given. iii


Ed.D. dissertation completed in 2010 for Olivet Nazarene University.