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Cheema, Jehanzeb R.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The present study investigated the role of disciplinary climate in the classroom and student math self-efficacy on math achievement. The student part of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 survey containing 4,199 U.S. observations was employed in a weighted least squares nested multiple regression framework to predict math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Least Squares Statistics, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R. – Issues in Educational Research, 2013
There are many different ways to measure a construct and the method chosen to accomplish this task can have a major effect on results of statistical analyses based on the measured variable. We looked at various methods ranging between naive and sophisticated that can be used to measure self-efficacy within the special context of mathematics, in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematical Aptitude, Measurement Techniques, Statistical Analysis
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R.; Galluzzo, Gary – Research in Education, 2013
The US portion of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 student questionnaire comprising of 4,733 observations was used in a multiple regression framework to predict math achievement from demographic variables, such as gender, race, and socioeconomic status, and two student-specific measures of perception, math anxiety and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Gender Differences, Predictor Variables, Mathematics Anxiety
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Cheema, Jehanzeb R.; Skultety, Lisa S. – Educational Psychology, 2017
Subject-specific self-efficacy is a measure of confidence in one's own ability to complete tasks related to that subject. This confidence does not necessarily reflect actual ability in the subject and can be an over- or underestimate of true ability. We use nationally representative samples of 15-year-old students from the US to measure the degree…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Scientific Literacy, Mathematics Skills, Adolescents