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Stamovlasis, D.; Kypraios, N.; Papageorgiou, G. – Science Education International, 2015
In this study, structural equation modeling (SEM) is applied to an instrument assessing students' understanding of chemical change. The instrument comprised items on understanding the structure of substances, chemical changes and their interpretation. The structural relationships among particular groups of items are investigated and analyzed using…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Chemistry, Convergent Thinking, Logical Thinking
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Kypraios, Nikolaos; Papageorgiou, George; Stamovlasis, Dimitrios – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, students' understanding of chemical changes was investigated in relation to four individual differences, related to logical thinking, field dependence/independence, convergence and divergence thinking. The study took place in Greece with the participation of students (n = 374) from three grades (8th, 10th and 12th grades) of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Gonida, Eleftheria N.; Kiosseoglou, Grigoris; Voulala, Katerina – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2007
The aim of this study was twofold: (a) to examine student perceptions of their parent goals and their achievement goal orientations across adolescence, and (b) to examine how perceived parent goals relate to student achievement goal orientations, and engagement in the classroom (both emotional and behavioral) from early to late adolescence. A set…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Goal Orientation, Late Adolescents, Secondary School Students