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Psychosocial Classroom Environment and Academic Efficacy in Canadian High School Mathematics Classes.
Ferguson, Janet M.; Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2001
A study examining the relationship between classroom environment and academic self-efficacy surveyed 951 mathematics students in grades 8 and 10 in 4 Canadian high schools. Improved levels of involvement, investigation, and task orientation were associated with higher levels of academic efficacy. Conventional classrooms may foster academic…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Constructivism (Learning), Conventional Instruction, Foreign Countries
Dorman, Jeffrey P. – Learning Environments Research, 2001
Describes research that was conducted on associations between classroom psychosocial environment and academic efficacy based on a sample of mathematics students from Australian secondary schools. Discusses measures used and results from single and multiple correlation analyses that showed classroom environment relates positively with academic…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Correlation, Foreign Countries
Psychosocial Environment and Student Self-Handicapping in Secondary School Mathematics Classes: A Cross-National Study.
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Adams, Joan E.; Ferguson, Janet M. – Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 2002
Presents an investigation of the relationship between classroom environment and self-handicapping in Australian, Canadian, and British secondary schools. Explores student perceptions of classroom environment, self-handicapping, and academic efficacy. Reports that classroom environment scales accounted for variance in self-handicapping beyond what…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Classroom Environment, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
The Relationship between High School Mathematics Classroom Environment and Student Self-Handicapping.
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; Adams, Joan E.; Ferguson, Janet M. – 2001
Classroom environment research investigating the relationship between classroom environment and self-handicapping was conducted in Australian, Canadian, and British high schools. A sample of 3,602 students from 29 schools responded to a questionnaire that assessed student perceptions of classroom environment, self-handicapping, and academic…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Disabilities, Educational Environment