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ERIC Number: EJ774798
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
The Role of Students' Characteristics and Family Background in Iranian Students' Mathematics Achievement
Kiamanesh, Ali Reza
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v35 n2 p161-174 Jun 2005
This article explores the factors that contribute most to the Iranian students' mathematical achievement using the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 99 data. Mathematics achievement involves a complex interaction of factors that have specific direct effects and/or indirect effects through other factors on school outcomes. Although the relationship between maths achievement and factors (such as academic self-concept, home background, attitudes towards mathematics and attribution) has been studied widely in other countries, it is important to probe the issue in the Iranian national context. This would help to fill the existing gap in the research carried out in Iran in this area. In addition, it could pave the way for more comprehensive research on the comparison of national and international research findings. In particular, the purpose of the present study is to: (a) identify a number of factors that represent the relationship among sets of interrelated variables; and (b) examine the contribution of each factor to the explanation of the variance in the students' mathematics score and to determine the total variance that could be explained by these factors for the total sample and for each gender. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran