ERIC Number: ED421492
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Measuring Attitudinal Change in Mathematics and English over the First Year at High School: A Multidimensional Analysis.
Watt, Helen M. G.
Changes in student perceptions over the first year of high school form the basis of this study. Self- and task-perceptions, as well as affect and utility judgments, are measured in relation to English and mathematics, since the transition to high school has been found to impact negatively on students' self-concept in these domains. The impact of gender and level of academic achievement on the nature of changes in students perceptions is also measured. Participants (N=365) are from 3 coeducational Government schools in metropolitan Sydney (Australia) of comparable socioeconomic status. Analyses to determine changes in perception and performance are analyses of variance with repeated measures. Major implications derived relate to domain specificity and the stability or instability of varying perceptions over time for particular subgroups of students with respect to their academic achievement and gender. (Contains 2 tables, 16 figures, and 42 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia