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ERIC Number: EJ802819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0951-354X
Student Perceptions of School Culture and Achievement: Testing the Invariance of a Model
Marcoulides, George A.; Heck, Ronald H.; Papanastasiou, Constantinos
International Journal of Educational Management, v19 n2 p140-152 2005
Purpose: This study examined the generalizability of a previously validated model concerning how student perceptions of school culture affect student achievement. Design/methodology/approach: Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data were collected from 1,026 eighth-grade students in secondary schools on the island of Cyprus. The a priori proposed model concerning school culture and student achievement was tested using structural equation modeling techniques. Findings: The proposed model was determined to fit the data reasonably well. These results indicate that achievement scores can be explained by students' perceptions of the school's cultural environment. Originality/value: The theoretical and practical implications of the model concerning school culture and student achievement within the framework of educational management are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 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: Cyprus