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ERIC Number: EJ1101308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
The Influence of Socioeconomic Status, Self-Efficacy, and Anxiety on Mathematics Achievement in England, Greece, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA
Kalaycioglu, Dilara Bakan
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v15 n5 p1391-1401 Oct 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine relationships among the such variables as socioeconomic status, math self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics achievement using structural equation modeling. A sample group of 8,806 students from England, Greece, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA participated in the PISA 2012. To show how much variance on mathematics achievement can be attributed to the selected variables, separate structural equation modeling analyses were examined for each country. Next, multi-group structural equating modeling was determined to compare latent means. The results show that socioeconomic status has a significant effect on mathematics achievement. The relationship between socioeconomic status and mathematics achievement is highest in the Netherlands lowest in Hong Kong. For all six countries, the most important predictor of mathematics achievement is math self-efficacy. The relationship between math self-efficacy and mathematics achievement is highest for England. No statistically meaningful relationship between math anxiety and mathematics achievement is found for Hong Kong, England, or the Netherlands. A statistically meaningful relationship between math anxiety and mathematics achievement is observed in the countries that have low mathematics achievement; namely, Turkey, Greece, and the USA.
Educational Consultancy, Ltd (EDAM). Kisikli Mh. Alemdag Cd. Yan Yol Sk., SBK Is Merkezi No:5 Kat:1, Uskudar-Istanbul, 34692 Turkey. Tel: +90-216-481-30-23; Fax: +90-216-481-31-36; e-mail: editor@edam.com.tr; Web site: http://www.estp.com.tr/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece; Hong Kong; Netherlands; Turkey; United Kingdom (England); United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment