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Crowson, H. Michael; Brandes, Joyce A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
This study addressed predictors of pre-service teachers' opposition toward the practice of educating students with disabilities in mainstream classroom settings--a practice known as inclusion. We tested a hypothesized path model that incorporated social dominance orientation (SDO) and contact as distal predictors, and intergroup anxiety,…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Disabilities, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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Harlow, Lea; DeBacker, Teresa; Crowson, H. Michael – Journal of Educational Research, 2011
The authors extend their understanding of learner motivation by addressing questions around the construct of classroom need for closure in a high school sample. First, they established that their classroom need for closure measure demonstrated adequate psychometric properties when used with high school students. Subsequently, they explored…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Psychometrics, High School Students, Achievement Need
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Hardre, Patricia L.; Sullivan, David W.; Crowson, H. Michael – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2009
This research tested a path model for how rural high school students' self-perceptions and environmental perceptions influence their course-related interest, school engagement, and ultimately, post-graduation intentions. Participants were 414 students in all four grades, in 10 rural, public high schools. Correlation and path analyses (in LISREL…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Student Characteristics, Self Concept, Student Motivation
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Greene, Barbara A.; Miller, Raymond B.; Crowson, H. Michael; Duke, Bryan L.; Akey, Kristine L. – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2004
Path analysis was used to test predictions of a model explaining the impact of students' perceptions of classroom structures (tasks, autonomy support and mastery and evaluation) on their self-efficacy, perceptions of the instrumentality of class work, and their achievement goals in a particular classroom setting. Additionally, the impact of…
Descriptors: High School Students, Self Efficacy, Path Analysis, Student Attitudes