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Rotgans, Jerome I.; Schmidt, Henk G. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The extent to which a student experiences situational interest during a learning task is dependent on at least two factors: (1) external stimuli in the learning environment that arouse interest and (2) internal dispositions, such as individual interest. The objective of the present study was to disentangle how both factors influence situational…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Learner Engagement, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Eickelmann, Birgit; Gerick, Julia; Koop, Christian – Education and Information Technologies, 2017
By means of an international comparison, the research presented in the article aims to identify supporting and hindering school level factors for the use of ICT in secondary school mathematics lessons. The relationship between ICT use and the performance of Grade 9 students in mathematics is examined and further integrated into a multi-level model…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Mathematics
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Choy, Jeanette Lyn Fung; Quek, Choon Lang – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2016
With the advancement in technology, learners are spending a substantial amount of time on online learning. Guided by the community of inquiry (CoI) framework (Garrison, Anderson, & Archer, 1999), this study examined the relationships among students' perceived teaching element, social element, cognitive element, satisfaction, continuous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Communities of Practice, Inquiry
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Chue, Kah Loong; Nie, Youyan – Journal of International Students, 2016
Psychological factors contribute to motivation and learning for international students as much as teaching strategies. 254 international students and 144 local students enrolled in a private education institute were surveyed regarding their perception of psychological needs support, their motivation and learning approach. The results from this…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Choy, Jeanette Lyn Fung; O'Grady, Glen; Rotgans, Jerome I. – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2012
Studies have shown that the Study Process Questionnaire (SPQ)--which provides a measure of student approaches to learning--is a relatively weak predictor of academic achievement. The present study sought to explore whether students' achievement-related classroom behaviours, as observed by teachers, can be used as a mediator between student…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Learning Strategies
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Rotgans, Jerome I.; Schmidt, Henk G. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2012
The objective of the present study was to examine how motivation is related to academic achievement. The "Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire" (MSLQ) was administered to 1,166 students at a polytechnic in Singapore as a measure for motivational beliefs and self-regulated learning strategies. In addition, students' prior…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Motivation, Prior Learning, Learning Strategies
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Li, Norman P.; Patel, Lily; Balliet, Daniel; Tov, William; Scollon, Christie N. – Social Indicators Research, 2011
We examined factors related to attitudes toward marriage and the importance of having children in both the US and Singapore. Path analysis indicated that life dissatisfaction leads to materialism, and both of these factors lead to favorable attitudes toward marriage, which leads to greater desire for children. Further analysis indicated this model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Life Satisfaction, Females, Marriage
Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Kuppan, Loganantham; Foong, See Kit; Wong, Darren Jon Sien; Kadir, Munirah Shaik; Lee, Paul Choon Keat; Yau, Che Ming – New Horizons in Education, 2010
Background: Students' academic self-concepts are known to be domain specific. Researchers have also identified two related components of self-concept:cognitive (how competent students feel about a subject domain) and affective (their interest in the subject). This paper examines whether both components are domain specific. Research has also shown…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Self Concept, Student Surveys
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Teo, Timothy – Interactive Learning Environments, 2010
The purpose of this study is to examine pre-service teachers' attitudes to computers. This study extends the technology acceptance model (TAM) framework by adding subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity as external variables. Results show that the TAM and subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Path Analysis, Student Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration
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Khng, Kiat Hui; Lee, Kerry – Learning and Individual Differences, 2009
In Singapore, 6-12 year-old students are taught to solve algebra word problems with a mix of arithmetic and pre-algebraic strategies; 13-17 year-olds are typically encouraged to replace these strategies with letter-symbolic algebra. We examined whether algebra problem-solving proficiency amongst beginning learners of letter-symbolic algebra is…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Prior Learning, Inhibition, Computation
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Hagger, Martin S.; Chatzisarantis, Nikos L. D.; Barkoukis, Vassilis; Wang, C. K. John; Baranowski, Jaroslaw – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2005
This study tested the replicability and cross-cultural invariance of a trans-contextual model of motivation across 4 samples from diverse cultures. The model proposes a motivational sequence in which perceived autonomy support (PAS) in physical education (PE) predicts autonomous motivation, intentions, and behavior in a leisure-time (LT) physical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Cross Cultural Studies
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Wong, Kooi Sim – Comparative Education, 1990
Reports survey findings from 930 Singapore secondary teachers on job satisfaction and work centrality and their relationships to work environment, teacher role, classroom practices, and teacher background. Compares results to those from four other countries, and presents path models for Singapore and U.S. data. (SV)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies