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Lambert, Nadine M. – 1987
An interactional model explaining predisposition to hyperactivity asserts that being identified, diagnosed, and treated as hyperactive is a function of biological factors, early health and temperament, family characteristics, and the quality of the home environment. A longitudinal study involving 367 subjects, aged 17-18, tested the interactional…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Patterns
Marion, Scott F. – 1988
A major concern of science educators is the lack of talented females selecting science careers. In spite of attempts during the past few decades to create equality in all facets of life in the United States, many sexual stereotypes persist. The research presented here is designed to examine the relationship of sex to the relevant factors…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Causal Models, College Science, Course Selection (Students)
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Lawson, Anton E.; Worsnop, William A. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Indicates that measures of reflective reasoning skill are significantly related to initial scientific beliefs about evolution, as well as to gains in declarative knowledge about evolution; however, the same measures are not significantly related to changes in those beliefs. Interrelationships among the study's major variables and their educational…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Biology, Conflict, Creationism
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Pizzini, Edward L.; Shepardson, Daniel P. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 1992
Compares models of the classroom dynamics for a traditional laboratory setting and a problem-solving-centered environment, both at the eighth grade science level. Descriptive data indicate no differences in the models, whereas path analyses suggest that, in the problem-solving model, student behaviors significantly correlate to lesson structure,…
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Research, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style
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Watkins, David; Gutierrez, Myrna – Journal of Social Psychology, 1990
Examines path-analytic models linking measures of self-concept, attributions, and grades of 194 Filipino high school students. Finds attributions for successful outcomes to ability or effort mediated the causal relationship between achievement and self-esteem. Interprets negative paths from ability attributions for success in mathematics to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Gaziel, Haim H. – Planning and Changing, 1984
Communities in Israel share educational finance and planning with the national government. Data from approximately 300 schools were analyzed to investigate the relationships between educational expenditures and the following environmental and political variables: (1) community socioeconomic status, size, and education system size; and (2) citizen…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Size, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education