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ERIC Number: EJ803368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4308
Self-Concept and Science Achievement: Investigating a Reciprocal Relation Model across the Gender Classification in a Crosscultural Context
Wang, Jianjun; Oliver, J. Steve; Staver, John R.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v45 n6 p711-725 Aug 2008
Science achievement and self-concept are articulated in this study to examine a model of reciprocal relationship during a crosscultural transition. Trend data have been gathered to assess changes of the perceived English importance before and after Hong Kong's sovereignty handover from Britain to China. The data analyses were conducted four times across dimensions of gender and timing over which the political transition took place. Besides small gender differences in the statistical results, weak but significant reciprocal relationships have been found between science achievement and self-concept. In line with a policy of switching the medium of instruction from English to Chinese in most secondary schools, interpretation of different path coefficients obliges incorporation of cross-cultural understanding in science education. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong