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ERIC Number: EJ1067285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0894-3907
Causal Attributions and Student Success in Developmental Mathematics
Dasinger, Jacob Arthur
Journal of Developmental Education, v36 n3 p2-4, 6, 8, 10, 12 Spr 2013
This research examined differences in causal attributions and an exam score in a developmental mathematics course based on student classification: traditional, minimally nontraditional, moderately nontraditional, and highly nontraditional as well as grade and gender among nontraditional students. Statistical analysis revealed significant differences on the Revised Causal Attribution Scale (CDSII) in the Personal Controllability dimension for low-graded students, and in both the Personal and External Controllability dimensions for high-graded students. Based on gender, low-graded, nontraditional students showed a significant difference in the Locus of Causality dimension whereas no significant differences appeared among high-graded, nontraditional students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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