Exploring the Relationships of Language Pattern, Math Anxiety, Self-esteem, and Curiosity

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Math Anxiety (MA) is some of the most notable mental health issues. The causes and development of MA are complex and inconclusive. This study highlighted that language patterns differ between people with high and low MA. Especially, the word categories positive emotion, insight, articles and linguistic dimensions. This study included two personality differences (self-esteem and curiosity) to better explore the inner world of people with high and low MA through their language patterns. Self-esteem and curiosity moderate the relationship between MA and people’s language patterns.