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Kiwanuka, Henry Nsubuga; Van Damme, Jan; Van Den Noortgate, Wim; Anumendem, Dickson Nkafu; Vanlaar, Gudrun; Reynolds, Chandra; Namusisi, Speranza – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
This study investigated the effects of student and classroom characteristics on math self-confidence, perceived usefulness, and enjoyment of mathematics as multiple outcomes. A sample of 7th-grade students from 78 classes of 49 schools was studied. The data were collected using, among other instruments, an attitude questionnaire. The results of…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Grade 7, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Sheldrake, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding students' intentions to study science at upper-secondary school, at university, and to follow science careers continues as a central concern for international science education. Prior research has highlighted that students' science confidence has been associated with their intentions to study science further, although…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Graham, Linda J.; Van Bergen, Penny; Sweller, Naomi – Journal of Education Policy, 2015
This paper contributes to conversations about school, post-compulsory and further education policy by reporting findings from a three-year study with disaffected students who have been referred to special "behaviour"schools. Contrary to popular opinion, our research finds that these "ignorant yobs" do value education and know…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Nontraditional Education, Student Behavior