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ERIC Number: EJ1226225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1536-6367
Motivation, Engagement, Academic Buoyancy, and Adaptability: The Roles of Socio-Demographics among Middle School Students in China
Yu, Kai; Martin, Andrew J.; Hou, Yuxue; Osborn, Justin; Zhan, Xi
Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, v17 n3 p119-132 2019
The present study sought to extend prior research in the Chinese context by examining the role of demographic and socioeconomic factors in middle school students' motivation, engagement, academic buoyancy, and adaptability. A total of 2,434 middle school students (aged 11-15 years) in China participated in the study. For demographic factors, gender played the dominant role, with males higher on numerous adaptive motivation and engagement factors and females higher on numerous maladaptive motivation and engagement factors. In terms of student-related SES, it appears that parents' education explains the bulk of variance with higher education levels associated with higher self-efficacy and adaptability. There were no significant interactions between demographics and SES and so the main effects of gender and parents' education are associated with motivation, engagement, and adaptability in relatively independent ways. Taken together, the present study has identified salient socio-demographic factors that play a role in educational processes important to Chinese middle school students' academic development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China