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ERIC Number: ED010992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 10
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FACTORS RELATED TO ACHIEVEMENT IN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE IN DISADVANTAGED AREAS OF NEW YORK CITY.
GIDDINGS, MORSLEY G.
FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH ACHIEVEMENT IN SCIENCE BY DISADVANTAGED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE IDENTIFIED. STUDENTS WITH IQ SCORES OF 97 OR HIGHER WERE CLASSIFIED AS EITHER SUCCESSFUL OR UNSUCCESSFUL ON THE BASIS OF SCORES FROM A GENERAL SCIENCE TEST. DATA FROM STUDENT INFORMATION SHEETS, INTERVIEWS WITH PARENTS, AND STUDENT CUMULATIVE RECORDS WERE EXAMINED FOR SIGNIFICANT SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS. UNSUCCESSFUL SCIENCE STUDENTS WERE USUALLY MEMBERS OF LARGE FAMILIES, BUT THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS IN THE TWO GROUPS DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY IN EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND OR SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL. PARENTS OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS PROVIDED THEIR CHILDREN WITH MORE READING MATERIALS AND LIVING SPACE CONDUCIVE TO STUDY THAN DID THOSE OF UNSUCCESSFUL STUDENTS. SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS DEVOTED MORE TIME TO THEIR ASSIGNMENTS, HAD A MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDE TOWARD SCIENCE, AND MADE BETTER SCORES ON OBJECTIVE TESTS IN OTHER ACADEMIC AREAS THAN UNSUCCESSFUL STUDENTS. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN THE "JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN SCIENCE TEACHING," VOLUME 4, ISSUE 2, 1966. (AG)
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