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ERIC Number: EJ1170561
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1837-6290
Teacher Support in Learning: Instrumental and Appraisal Support in Relation to Math Achievement
Wong, Tracy K. Y.; Tao, Xi; Konishi, Chiaki
Issues in Educational Research, v28 n1 p202-219 2018
This study explored the extent to which teachers' instrumental (i.e., tangible aid to promote learning) and appraisal support (i.e., teacher feedback) enhanced students' achievement in mathematics. Participants included 13,950 fifteen-year-old Canadian students who participated in the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment. Based on students' reports, results from hierarchical regression analyses showed that instrumental support and teacher feedback respectively positively and negatively predicted math achievement. Further, teacher feedback made an additional contribution to math achievement over and above instrumental support. Findings suggest that different types of teacher support might differ in their efficacy in promoting math achievement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A