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ERIC Number: EJ1130252
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2154-8455
Effects of Self-Evaluated Value and Cognition on Leisure Science Engagement
Jack, Brady Michael; She, Hsiao-Ching; Lin, Huann-shyang
International Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, v6 n4 p341-354 2016
This study uses the Taiwan Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2006 Main Survey and Taiwan PISA 2015 Field Trial survey datasets to investigate how self-evaluated values (i.e. personal and general) and cognitive factors (i.e. self-efficacy and self-concept) of two groups of Taiwanese 15-year-old students separated by 8 years of classroom-presented science instruction experience impact leisure engagement in science learning activities. To compare differences between these two groups, we verified the statistical fitness of a newly created five-factor model called the self-evaluated values and cognition, and engagement, which revealed a good model fit to both PISA datasets. Results from critical ratio for differences analyses showed a significant increase in pathway parameter strength for students' personal value of science, and a significant decrease in pathway parameter strength for students' science self-efficacy between the two PISA survey cycles. Examination of results and their importance for science educators, investigators, and policy-makers is also offered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
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