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Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Tsitsipis, Georgios; Papageorgiou, George – Chemistry Education Research and Practice, 2012
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of the particulate nature of matter, the collective properties and physical changes, such as melting, evaporation, boiling and condensation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items were investigated. In addition,…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Evaluation, Scientific Concepts, Chemistry
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Tsitsipis, Georgios; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios; Papageorgiou, George – International Journal of Science Education, 2010
In this study, students' understanding of the structure of matter and its changes of state such as melting, evaporation, boiling, and condensation was investigated in relation to three cognitive variables: logical thinking (LTh), field dependence/independence, and convergence/divergence dimension. The study took place in Greece with the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Concepts, Logical Thinking, Path Analysis
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Karagiannopoulou, E.; Christodoulides, P. – International Journal of Educational Research, 2005
The relationship between university students' perceptions of their academic environment, their approaches to study, and academic outcomes was investigated for first and fourth-final year students. The responses of 88 first and 92 fourth year students were analysed using a path analysis model. Students' perceptions of the learning environment were…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Educational Environment, Path Analysis, Factor Analysis