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ERIC Number: EJ858932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1303-0485
Factors that Affect Mathematics-Science (MS) Scores in the Secondary Education Institutional Exam: An Application of Structural Equation Modeling
Yavuz, Mustafa
Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, v9 n3 p1557-1572 Sum 2009
Discovering what determines students' success in the Secondary Education Institutional Exam is very important to parents and it is also critical for students, teachers, directors, and researchers. Research was carried out by studying the related literature and structural equation modeling techniques. A structural model was created that consisted of students' mathematics and science scores used by the College of Science Schools in addition to family income, attendance at private test preparatory courses, and parents' educational levels. The study's population consisted of 23,895 students who took the Secondary Education Institutional Exam in Konya/Turkey. The study sample consisted of 310 randomly selected students from the study population. The results show that parents' educational levels have a direct effect, and that increased incomes due to both the father's educational level and a preparatory course attendance have indirect effects on mathematics-science scores. (Contains 2 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey