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Taneja, Anju – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Studies have shown an association between argumentative discourse in science class, better understanding of science concepts, and improved academic performance. However, there is lack of research on how argumentation can increase student motivation. This mixed methods concurrent nested study uses Bandura's construct of motivation and concepts of…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Student Motivation
Frye, Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2015
The relationships that students have with their parents and peers permeate their lives both inside and outside of the classroom. The purpose of the present exploratory study is to assess (a) the psychometric quality of measures gauging the latent variables of adolescents' perceptions of their relatedness to both parents and peers and (b) the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Adolescent Attitudes, Parents