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ERIC Number: EJ1150406
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Predictors of Learner Performance in Mathematics and Science According to a Large-Scale Study in Mpumalanga
Maree, Kobus; Aldous, Colleen; Hattingh, Annemarie; Swanepoel, Andre; van der Linde, Mike
South African Journal of Education, v26 n2 p229-252 2006
Eight hundred and ninety-nine (431 male, 467 female and one missing value) Grade 8 and 9 (n = 184 and 713, respectively, with two missing values) learners from secondary schools in Mpumalanga completed a science and mathematics questionnaire. Student's t tests showed that male and female, as well as language groups' scores, differed significantly. Stepwise non-linear regression shows that a combination of factors contributes significantly to learner, science and mathematics performance (R[superscript 2] = 25%, 20%, and 11%, respectively).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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