ERIC Number: ED185021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Student Engagement Rate, Formal Reasoning Ability and Locus of Control on Middle School Science Achievement.
Tobin, Kenneth G.; Capie, William
Students from thirteen middle school science classes participated in this study to determine their formal reasoning ability and locus of control. Students were observed through a sequence of lessons for their classroom behavior. Results indicated that achievement was related to high formal reasoning ability, attention to instruction, and internal locus of control, a result which reinforced the hypothesis that students who engaged in behaviors closely related to the instructional objectives achieve a higher level than those who do not. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Educational Research Association (3rd, Norfolk, VA, March 5-8, 1980).