ERIC Number: ED453076
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
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Student Level Factors That Influence the Mathematics Achievement of Australian Students: A Path Analysis with Comparisons over Time.
Afrassa, Tilahun Mengesha; Keeves, John P.
Over the past 30 years the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has conducted three international studies of mathematics at the 13-year-old level. In the three studies, in addition to mathematics achievement tests, students were required to respond to an attitude questionnaire concerning their attitudes towards mathematics, the learning of mathematics, and school learning and a general information questionnaire about themselves and their mathematics schoolwork. Australia is one of the countries which participated in all three IEA studies. In this paper path analysis techniques are employed to examine student level factors that influence mathematics achievement of the 1994 Year 8 Australian students (Third IEA Mathematics Study) by using the PLSPATH 3.01 computer program. Conclusions are drawn about the student level factors that influence the mathematics achievement of the 1994 Year 8 Australian students and comparisons are made with the student level factors influencing mathematics achievement at the 13-year-old level in 1964 and 1978. (Contains 45 references.) (Author/ASK)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Junior High Schools, Learning, Longitudinal Studies, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Education
For full text: http://www.aare.edu.au/99pap/afr99372.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia