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ERIC Number: EJ803196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Individuals, Families, and Achievement: A Comprehensive Model in a Canadian Context
Ellefsen, Giselle; Beran, Tanya N.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v22 n2 p167-181 2007
The authors investigated the relationship between student academic achievement and individual child and family factors. The sample consisted of 10- to 11-year-olds (N = 2,081) from the Canadian National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, which is a stratified random sample of 22,831 households in Canada. From scale and factor analyses, several factors were created and included in a latent variable path model. The model fit the data well (Comparative Fit Index = 0.97), with a standardized residual mean error of 0.03, [chi] [subscript 2] (28) = 79.63, p less than 0.000. Student learning and behaviour problems are directly related to achievement, whereas family factors are distal correlates of achievement. Results suggest that school psychologists need to consider several factors that relate to achievement. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada