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ERIC Number: EJ1013658
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0979
Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Mathematical Literacy and Connections between Mathematics and Real World: The Case of High School Students
Ozgen, Kemal
Journal of International Education Research, v9 n4 p305-316 2013
The aim of this study is to investigate high school student's self-efficacy beliefs in mathematical literacy (ML) and to explore their views on the connections between mathematics and the real world according to their levels of ML self-efficacy beliefs. Both quantitative and qualitative data was collected from 40 high school students. Data collection tools included an "ML Self-efficacy Scale" and an interview schedule. Data analysis indicated that high school students' had medium levels of ML self-efficacy beliefs. In relation to high school students' ML self-efficacy beliefs, participants had similar views on the connections between mathematics and the real world. Although students who had medium and high levels of ML self-efficacy beliefs had positive views on connections between mathematics and the real world, the findings suggested that these were limited to the benefits of connections, to the situations, circumstances of using mathematics in real world and to the mathematical concepts they can use. The findings also indicated that student views were below the preferred, expected levels. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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