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ERIC Number: EJ835897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Understanding the Gap in Mathematics Achievement of Malaysian Students
Ismail, Noor Azina
Journal of Educational Research, v102 n5 p389-394 May-Jun 2009
Of 46 countries that participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2003 (I. V. S. Mullis, M. O. Martin, E. J. Gonzalez, & S. J. Chrostowski, 2004), Malaysia was ranked 10th in international scores of mathematics achievement for 8th-grade students. The present author aimed to examine the importance of students' home backgrounds, resources for learning, activities, and attitudes toward learning mathematics in accounting for high student achievement in mathematics. Using multiple logistic regression analysis, the author found that having self-confidence in learning mathematics, having a large number of books at home, regularly using computers, and being non-Malay have a high positive association with mathematics achievement among Malaysian students. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Hong Kong; Malaysia; Netherlands; Singapore; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland); United States