ERIC Number: ED224688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Relationship of Student Test Scores on Math and Science Subjects with Their Scores in Other Subjects in a Sub-Urban School of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Occasional Research Study.
Khouj, Abdullah Mohammad
It is noted that research concerning correlates of academic achievement has mainly concentrated on such variables as education and occupation of parents, student personality variables, school-related variables, and racial background of students. However, this study focused on the relationship between student achievement in a given subject with another subject. Data for the study were gathered from the mid-year examinations of six sections of tenth-grade students from a Jeddah suburban school. Student records for 17 subjects were obtained. Several tables are presented showing the correlations of mathematics and science grades with other subjects. Correlations were obtained through use of the Pearson Product-Moment formula. Results showed a generally higher degree of correlation among mathematics and science courses than between these courses and other subjects. The findings lend support to the contention that strengthening mathematics and science programs in schools, in combination with the development of good study habits among students, can help develop those intellectual abilities which are instrumental in learning other subjects. (MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Umm Al-Qura Univ., Mecca (Saudi Arabia).
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research; Saudi Arabia