ERIC Number: ED458119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-26
Science Achievement and Self-Efficacy among Middle School Age Children as Related to Student Development.
Carter, William; Sottile, James M., Jr.; Carter, Jennifer
The purpose of this research was to document the relationship among student development, science achievement, and self-efficacy among middle school students. A novel survey was created to determine the self-efficacy levels of the middle school students. The middle school students were also administered two novel content quizzes in the area of "Matter" and "Light" designed for their educational level in a pretest and posttest manner. The surveys and quizzes were administered across an eight county region of a mid-eastern rural state to students in grades four through eight. The hands-on science lesson was part of the "Science on Wheels" program. When analyzing the data by a paired "t" test significant findings were found as related to knowledge among middle school students and their self-efficacy level also significantly changed because the students wanted to have a career in science and felt more confident in science after hands-on science lessons. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Hilton Head, SC, February 26, 2001).