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ERIC Number: EJ1120622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0126-7663
Contextualising Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Performance among Rural High School Students in the Philippines
Causapin, Mark
Journal of Science and Mathematics Education in Southeast Asia, v39 n1 p1-23 2016
This paper expands the scope of typical quantitative studies on mathematics self-efficacy by including a short ethnography of the students' daily classroom experiences. It attempts to provide a "thicker description" and a context in which these beliefs could be interpreted. Using both qualitative and quantitative sets of data, it is argued that mathematics self-efficacy is not a strong predictor of grades, which was assumed to approximate mathematical performance. In addition, it is hypothesised that it has less influence on behaviour related to mathematics learning than other factors such as "hiya" or anxiety or instructional practices in the classroom. Data for this research were gathered from a rural high school in the Philippines.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A