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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Cheema, Jehanzeb; Ware, Herbert W. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2011
The present study used the u.S. portion of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to examine how homework resources, mathematics self-efficacy, and time spent on homework impacted mathematics achievement across gender and ethnicity. The findings showed that achievement gaps diminished with the increase in availability of homework…
Descriptors: Homework, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Study Habits
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Cleary, Timothy J.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – School Psychology Review, 2017
The primary purpose of the current study was to use structural equation modeling to examine the relations among background variables (socioeconomic status, prior mathematics achievement), motivation variables (self-efficacy, task interest, school connectedness), self-regulated learning (SRL) behaviors, and performance in middle school mathematics…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Motivation, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Achievement
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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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Kitsantas, Anastasia; Kitsantas, Panagiota; Kitsantas, Thomas – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2012
The purpose of this exploratory study was to assess the relative importance of a number of variables in predicting students' interest in math and/or computer science. Classification and regression trees (CART) were employed in the analysis of survey data collected from 276 college students enrolled in two U.S. and Greek universities. The results…
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Mathematics, Student Interests
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Cheema, Jehanzeb; Kitsantas, Anastasia – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study investigated the predictiveness of preferred learning styles (competitive and cooperative) and classroom climate (teacher support and disciplinary climate) on learning strategy use in mathematics. The student survey part of the Programme for International Student Assessment 2003 comprising of 4633 US observations was used in a weighted…
Descriptors: High School Students, Learning Strategies, Prediction, Preferences
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Hiller, Suzanne E.; Kitsantas, Anastasia – School Science and Mathematics, 2014
The purpose of the present quasi-experimental study was to examine the impact of a horseshoe crab citizen science program on student achievement and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) career motivation with 86 (n = 86) eighth-grade students. The treatment group conducted fieldwork with naturalists and collected data for a…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Animals, Science Instruction, STEM Education
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Peters, Erin; Kitsantas, Anastasia – School Science and Mathematics, 2010
The purpose of the present explanatory mixed-method design is to examine the effectiveness of a developmental intervention, Embedded Metacognitive Prompts based on Nature of Science (EMPNOS) to teach the nature of science using metacognitive prompts embedded in an inquiry unit. Eighty-three (N = 83) eighth-grade students from four classrooms were…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Scientific Methodology, Scientific Principles, Academic Achievement