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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Bennett, Sheila; Keen, Deb; Muspratt, Sandy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
The Learning and Engagement Questionnaire (LEQ) measures instructional and environmental variables associated with learner engagement. The present study sought to determine the suitability of the LEQ to measure learner engagement with a sample of Canadian teachers and to further investigate the factorial structure in comparison with the Australian…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Factor Analysis, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Street, Karin Elisabeth Sørlie; Malmberg, Lars-Erik; Stylianides, Gabriel J. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Students' self-efficacy expectations (SEE) in mathematics are associated with their engagement and learning experiences. Going beyond previous operationalisations of SEE we propose a new instrument that takes into account not only "facet-specificity" (expectations related to particular competences or skills) and "strength"…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Performance Based Assessment
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Hanson, Janet – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
This study used exploratory factor analysis to test the factor structure of the Project for Educational Research That Scales (PERTS) instrument. Research that reports the reliability, construct validity, and factor structure of the PERTS scale is useful for interpreting the results from the use of the widely distributed survey and for suggesting…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Factor Structure, Program Validation, Factor Analysis
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2016
Although school climate has long been recognized as an important factor in the school improvement process, there are few psychometrically supported measures based on teacher perspectives. The current study replicated and extended the factor structure, concurrent validity, and test-retest reliability of the teacher version of the Authoritative…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Surveys, Educational Improvement
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Tseng, Jun-Jie – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2016
Researchers have been keen to develop instruments for the assessment of teachers' self-perceived technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK); however, few studies have been conducted to validate such assessment tools through students' perspectives in the context of English as a foreign language (EFL). The purpose of this study was thus to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Technology
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Alcázar-Olán, Raúl J.; Deffenbacher, Jerry L.; Escamilla-Tecalco, Héctor – Youth & Society, 2016
The goals were to develop a valid version of the Multicultural Latin American Inventory of Anger Expression and Hostility (ML-STAXI) for middle school Mexican youth (ML-STAXI-MS) and to test a new Questionnaire about Anger Expression with Physical Aggression (QAEPA). Five hundred and four adolescents (258 males, 246 females); (M[subscript age] =…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Middle School Students, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
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Lee, Christine S.; Hayes, Kathryn N.; Seitz, Jeffery; DiStefano, Rachelle; O'Connor, Dawn – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Middle school has been documented as the period in which a drop in students' science interest and achievement occurs. This trend indicates a lack of motivation for learning science; however, little is known about how different aspects of motivation interact with student engagement and science learning outcomes. This study examines the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Student Motivation, Science Interests
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Lloyd, Mary Elizabeth Riley; Veal, William; Howell, Malia – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This article describes the normative beliefs and the discursive claims related to mathematics and teaching mathematics made by approximately 50 middle-level and secondary mathematics teachers within four high-need local education associations participating in a Mathematics and Science Partnership with a southeastern college's Science and Math for…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Faculty Development
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Topçu, Mustafa Sami; Erbilgin, Evrim; Arikan, Serkan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
This study makes an important contribution to an expanding body of international comparative studies by exploring factors predicting differences in science and mathematics achievement by students in Turkey and the Republic of Korea on the 2011 TIMSS assessment. While these countries are similar with regards to population size, cultural beliefs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Science Achievement, Mathematics Achievement
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Özbas, Serap – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This research, which was tried with 217 high school students, was carried out to determine the perceptions and attitudes related to the usage of bioenergy. The research results showed that the students had the perception that there would be lack of food due to global warming, but bioenergy would prevent the world from global warming. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes
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Sproesser, Ute; Engel, Joachim; Kuntze, Sebastian – Statistics Education Research Journal, 2016
Supporting motivational variables such as self-concept or interest is an important goal of schooling as they relate to learning and achievement. In this study, we investigated whether specific interest and self-concept related to the domains of statistics and mathematics can be fostered through a four-lesson intervention focusing on statistics.…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Statistics, Student Interests, Student Motivation
Kraft, Matthew A.; Marinell, William H.; Yee, Darrick – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2016
We study the relationship between school organizational contexts, teacher turnover, and student achievement in New York City (NYC) middle schools. Using factor analysis, we construct measures of four distinct dimensions of school contexts captured on the annual NYC School Survey. We identify credible estimates by isolating variation in…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Academic Achievement, School Organization, Educational Environment
Lee, Seon-Young; Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula; Makel, Matthew C.; Putallaz, Martha – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
Using survey responses from students who participated in the summer programs at two university-based gifted education institutions, this study examined changes in gifted students' perceptions of their learning environments, accelerated summer programs and regular schools, and social support in lives after participation in the summer programs. Our…
Descriptors: Surveys, Summer Programs, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes
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Lai, Shu-Ling; Stevens, Carla; Martinez, Jorge; Ye, Renmin – Pastoral Care in Education, 2015
Using an international educational database, PISA 2009, this study investigates and analyzes 15-year-old students' attitudes toward school in 11 Asia-Pacific units (country, city, or area). For each unit, the study demonstrates four types of students' attitudes toward school, compares male and female students, and examines the relationships of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Liddle, Ian; Carter, Greg F. A. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2015
The Stirling Children's Well-being Scale (SCWBS) was developed by the Stirling Council Educational Psychology Service (UK) as a holistic, positively worded measure of emotional and psychological well-being in children aged eight to 15 years. Drawing on current theories of well-being and Positive Psychology, the aim was to provide a means of…
Descriptors: Well Being, Emotional Development, Psychological Needs, Psychological Testing
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