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He, Jia; Van de Vijver, Fons J. R.; Kulikova, Alena – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
Linking country-level educational achievement with other country-level indicators has the potential to drive systemic educational changes, as these correlates may reflect characteristics relevant for policy-making decisions to improve educational effectiveness. This study establishes a nomological network of educational achievement at the country…
Descriptors: Correlation, Academic Achievement, Self Esteem, Achievement Tests
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Hwang, Jihyun; Runnalls, Cristina; Bhansali, Sneha; Navaandamba, Khajidsuren; Choi, Kyong Mi – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2017
This study investigated differences between the US and Finland in terms of how students' attitude is related to mathematical reasoning skills through the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011. Attitude towards mathematics was observed via 3 TIMSS contextual variables: liking mathematics, valuing mathematics, and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Chong Ho – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2012
Many American authors expressed their concern that US competitiveness in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is losing ground. Using the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007 data, this study investigated how academic self-concept and instrumental motivation influence science test performance among…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Tests, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries