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ERIC Number: EJ820113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0924-3453
Testing a Dynamic Model of Student and School Effectiveness with a Multivariate Multilevel Latent Growth Curve Approach
van der Werf, Greetje; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; Kuyper, Hans
School Effectiveness and School Improvement, v19 n4 p447-462 Dec 2008
This article addresses whether students' achievement motivation changes over time, the relationship between changes in motivation and changes in educational attainment, and the between-school differences in these changes and their interrelationships. Also gender differences were studied. Multivariate multilevel latent growth curve analysis was conducted on the data of 4,519 boys and 4,998 girls, belonging to 106 schools. The results showed that achievement motivation was not stable but decreased over time. Boys' motivation decreased more than the motivation of girls. Schools differed with respect to the growth trajectories of achievement motivation as well as of the educational positions. At the student level, the growth trajectory of motivation was not related to the growth trajectory of educational attainment. But we found that at schools in which students more improved their educational position over time, there was a smaller decrease of motivation, as well as the other way around. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands