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ERIC Number: EJ905571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 79
ISSN: ISSN-1380-3611
Effects of Science Interest and Environmental Responsibility on Science Aspiration and Achievement: Gender Differences and Cultural Supports
Chiu, Mei-Shiu
Educational Research and Evaluation, v16 n4 p345-370 Aug 2010
The aim of the present study is twofold: (1) to investigate gender differences in the effects of science interest and environmental responsibility on science aspiration and achievement and (2) to explore the relations between cultural supports (macroeconomic and gender equality) and both boys' and girls' tendencies to integrate the aforementioned effects at the country level. The first part of the aim is addressed using structural equation modeling with data from the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) for 15-year-old students (N = 398,750) from 57 countries. The results show that the effects of interest on achievement and responsibility on aspiration are positive (the integrating effect) for boys but negative (the contrasting effect) for girls. Correlation analyses were used to address the second part of the aim. The results show that the integrating effect was associated with macroeconomic support for boys and both macroeconomic and gender-equality supports for girls at the country level. (Contains 4 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment