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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
TIMSS routinely presents very powerful evidence showing that students with more positive motivation toward learning science have substantially higher achievement. The results from TIMSS 2011 are consistent with previous assessments. This study explored the predictive effects of motivation toward learning science on science achievement among…
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Lay, Yoon Fah; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
Studies have shown that resources are crucial for improving schooling, perhaps even more so in developing countries than in economically developed countries, where adequate school structures and material resources may be taken for granted. Recent research reviews suggest that computer use continues to grow in mathematics and science instruction,…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Educational Resources, Resource Allocation, Grade 8
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Lay, Yoon Fah; Ng, Khar Thoe; Chong, Poi Su – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
Psychologists believe that a student's motivation is influenced by a number of values/beliefs, interests and attitudes that can be positive or negative in their effects. Highly positively motivated students would believe that the task is of value (value beliefs), also with high expectations that they would achieve success (expectancy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Student Motivation