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ERIC Number: ED446135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Pages: 7
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Perceptions of School and Classroom Environments on Student Motivation.
Bong, Mimi
This study examined whether the effects of context variables (i.e., perceptions of environmental factors) on student motivation are mediated by personal variables. It was hypothesized that effects from context variables are weak and would be totally mediated by personal variables in the beginning of the first high school year. It was also hypothesized that these effects would become stronger as the school year went by. Personal variables would no longer function as effective mediators and context variables would then wield significant direct effects on student motivation. Participants were 392 freshmen from a girls' high school in Seoul, Korea who completed surveys early in the school year and in the second semester. Results show that effects from the context variables were already strong on student psychology in the first few months of high school. Consistent with the initial hypothesis, these effects became stronger during the second semester. These relationships were tested in the context of school in general as well as in specific subjects such as English and mathematics. Although the general patterns hold, there were some notable differences by different levels of analysis. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea