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Ludwig, Tobias; Priemer, Burkhard; Lewalter, Doris – Research in Science Education, 2021
Justifications play a central role in argumentation, which is a core topic in school science education. This paper contributes to this field of research by presenting two studies in which we assess students' justifications for supporting or rejecting hypotheses in the physics lab based on self-collected, anomalous experimental data, which are…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Science Process Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Physics
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El-Adl, Adel; Alkharusi, Hussain – Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 2020
This study aimed at examining the relationships of self-regulated learning strategies with students' learning motivation and academic achievement in mathematics. The study employed a descriptive research design. The participants were 238 ninth grade students in the Sultanate of Oman. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire was used to…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Self Management, Learning Motivation, Mathematics Achievement
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Kwan, Yee Wan – Learning Environments Research, 2020
The study examined the factor structure, reliability and validity of a Chinese version of the Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (C-CLES), an instrument for assessing students' perceptions of the extent of constructivist approaches prevalent in classrooms. A convenience sample of 967 students in Secondary Three (Grade 9) in Hong Kong…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Questionnaires, Likert Scales
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Pramathevan, G. Sundari; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2020
Because there has been very little past research into gifted students' science learning environments, especially in Singapore, we selected from four established questionnaires six learning environment scales that are consistent with Van Tassel-Baska and Stambaugh's guidelines for gifted education. These scales were modified slightly to enhance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Educational Environment, Science Instruction
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Marsteller, Robert; Bodzin, Al – Electronic Journal of Science Education, 2019
An online curriculum about biological evolution was designed according to the "Promoting Evidentiary Reasoning and Self-Regulation Online" (PERSON) theoretical framework to support evidentiary reasoning and self-regulation. An efficacy study was conducted with 83 suburban high school biology students using design-based research methods.…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Evidence, Self Management, Electronic Learning
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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Özmen, Kübra; Özdemir, Ömer Faruk – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
This study was designed to develop an assessment tool to measure high school students' personal epistemology (PE) in the physics domain by using validation processes. Based on theoretical foundations of PE, the PPEQ was conceptualised on six hypothetical dimensions: structure of knowledge [SK], justification of knowledge and knowing [JK],…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Epistemology, Physics
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Ribeiro, Olívia; Santos, António J.; Freitas, Miguel; Rosado, António; Rubin, Kenneth H. – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2019
The present study assesses the factor structure, psychometric adequacy, and invariance across sex and age of the Relational Provisions Loneliness Questionnaire (RPLQ). Discriminant validity with an external criterion was also tested. In a sample of Portuguese adolescents, from 7th to 9th grade (N = 817), Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Questionnaires
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Gross, Thomas J.; Duncan, Jenna; Kim, Samuel Y.; Alex Mason, W.; Haggerty, Kevin P. – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
The current study examined (1) if the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) would yield alternative factor structures related to either symptoms or strengths with early adolescent students when an exploratory factor analysis (EFA) is used; (2) which scales best predicted suspensions of typically developing early adolescents; and (3) what…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Suspension, At Risk Students, Risk
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Schoeps, Konstanze; Montoya-Castilla, Inmaculada; Raufelder, Diana – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Based on Mayer and Salovey's model of emotional intelligence, this study examined whether perceived stress mediates the interplay of emotional intelligence and life satisfaction for girls and boys during early and middle adolescence. Methods: Using multigroup structural equation modeling with questionnaire data from a sample of Spanish…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Stress Variables, Emotional Intelligence, Life Satisfaction
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Munongi, Lucia; Pillay, Jace – Improving Schools, 2018
This study aimed to explore Grade 9 learners' perceptions on the extent to which rights and responsibilities are taught in the school curriculum. The sample consisted of 577 learners from 13 public, independent and independent-subsidised schools, randomly sampled from four Johannesburg education districts. Data were collected through a…
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, School Districts, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis
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Chirinda, Brantina; Barmby, Patrick – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2018
The South African curriculum emphasizes the teaching of problem solving in mathematics. However, little is known about South African teachers' views on the teaching of mathematical problem solving (MPS). The purpose of this study was to establish Grade 9 South African teachers' views, teaching strategies and the support required in their teaching…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Mathematics Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Akçakin, Veysel – International Journal of Instruction, 2018
The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of using geometric functions approach on 9th grade students' motivation levels toward mathematics in functions unit. Participants of this study were 87 students who were ongoing in the first year of high school in Turkey. In this research, pretest and posttest control group quasiexperimental…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Grade 9, Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts
Terry, Marion; Malik, Amjad – Online Submission, 2018
In an attempt to investigate concerns expressed by high school counselors, the researchers developed a quantitative Likert-scale survey to assess the relationship between recreational video gaming and academic performance (defined as school attendance and final grades) in grade 9. Questions about video gaming appeared with other questions about…
Descriptors: Video Games, Likert Scales, Grades (Scholastic), Attendance
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Das, Pabi Maya; Faikhamta, Chatree; Punsuvon, Vittaya – Science Education International, 2018
This study investigated the development of Bhutanese students' views of the nature of science (NOS) as they engaged in an explicit and reflective approach. Seven aspects of NOS were integrated into the chemistry content in two learning units titled "matter and its composition" and "study of gas laws" over a time span of 6 weeks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Secondary School Students, Scientific Principles
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