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ERIC Number: EJ1004580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
An Expectancy-Value Perspective of Civic Education Motivation, Learning and Desirable Outcomes
Liem, Gregory Arief D.; Chua, Bee Leng
Educational Psychology, v33 n3 p276-306 2013
The present study assessed the mediating role of expectancy for success and value beliefs in civic education in linking socio-academic factors (gender, ethnicity, school level and prior achievement) to desirable civic attributes. The sample comprised 1664 students in their Year-7-Year-12 (mean age = 14.79, range = 12-18). Structural equation modelling showed that, relative to expectancy belief, value belief emerged as a stronger predictor and its effects were more generalised across outcomes (society-oriented future goal, civic efficacy, patriotism, awareness of good citizenship and perceived functions of education/school in fostering civic qualities)--the finding that generalised across key student groupings. Further, ethnic minority students and older students were found to have less favourable valuing of civic education and less positive profiles of civic attributes. Taken together, findings hold important theoretical and applied implications for researchers and practitioners seeking to enhance students' civic education motivation, learning and desirable outcomes. (Contains 4 tables, 2 figures and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indonesia