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ERIC Number: EJ974508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-6041
The Role of Invitational Education and Intelligence Beliefs in Academic Performance
Hossein, Mahdian; Asadzadeh, Hassan; Shabani, Hassan; Ahghar, Ghodsi; Ahadi, Hassan; Shamir, Abootaleb Seadatee
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v17 p3-10 2011
The purpose of the present study is to examine the role of Invitational Education and intelligence beliefs in the academic performance of high school students. The research population comprised all male and female students studying at high schools in the academic year of 2009-2010 in Kashmar, a city in Iran. Selected through multi-stage random sampling The research sample included 540 students (270 females and 270 males). The research instruments were the Invitational Teaching Survey (Amos, Purkey, & Tobias, 1984), and Intelligence Beliefs Questionnaire (Zabihi, 2005). Students' grade point average was used as an indicator of academic performance during high school. Data were analyzed using path analysis of direct and indirect effects of Invitational Education on intelligence beliefs and performance of high school. The results showed that of the sub-components of Invitational Education, as described in the Invitational Teaching Survey (Amos, Purkey & Tobias, 1984), consideration has positive and significant effect on incremental intelligence and performance. Coordination has positive and significant effect on inherent intelligence beliefs. Skill has positive and significant effect on incremental intelligence and performance. Incremental intelligence beliefs have positive and significant effect on performance. Consideration has negative and significant effect on inherent intelligence beliefs. Coordination has negative and significant effect on inherent intelligence beliefs. Inherent intelligence beliefs have negative and significant effect on performance. Skill has negative and significant effect on inherent intelligence beliefs. Consideration, coordination and skill components of Invitational Education have indirect and significant effect on performance through inherent and incremental intelligence beliefs. These findings show that it is necessary to take the role of Invitational Education and intelligence beliefs into account when studying academic performance. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran