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Phan, Huy P. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Empirical research has provided evidence supporting the validation and prediction of 4 major sources of self-efficacy: enactive performance accomplishments, vicarious experiences, verbal persuasion, and emotional states. Other research studies have also attested to the importance and potency of self-efficacy in academic learning and achievement.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Elementary School Students, Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy
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Gabriel, Florence; Signolet, Jason; Westwell, Martin – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Mathematics competency is fast becoming an essential requirement in ever greater parts of day-to-day work and life. Thus, creating strategies for improving mathematics learning in students is a major goal of education research. However, doing so requires an ability to look at many aspects of mathematics learning, such as demographics and…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics Instruction, Numeracy, Models
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Martin, Andrew J.; Way, Jennifer; Bobis, Janette; Anderson, Judy – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2015
This study of 1,601 students in the middle years of schooling (Grades 5-8, each student measured twice, 1 year apart) from 200 classrooms in 44 schools sought to identify factors explaining gains and declines in mathematics engagement at key transition points. In multilevel regression modeling, findings showed that compared with Grade 6 students…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Mathematics Achievement
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Kiru, Elisheba W. – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2018
There is an urgent need to understand how often teachers use information and communication technologies (ICT) in mathematics instruction. This information can provide vital links that can help stakeholders make connections about ICT use in mathematics instruction and student learning experiences with ICT. Scholars in the field have reported on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Information Technology, Comparative Education
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Garvis, Susanne – British Journal of Music Education, 2013
In 2008, 201 beginning generalist teachers throughout Queensland, Australia, responded to a questionnaire intended to create a snapshot of current self-efficacy beliefs towards teaching music. Beginning teachers were asked to rank their perceived level of teacher self-efficacy for music, English and maths. Results were analysed through a series of…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Self Efficacy, Music Education, Mathematics Education
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Martin, Andrew J.; Anderson, Judy; Bobis, Janette; Way, Jennifer; Vellar, Rosemary – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2012
Prompted by international concerns about school and postschool participation in mathematics, the authors of the present study sought to investigate factors predicting "switching on" and "switching off" in mathematics, operationalized through measures of future intent and disengagement, respectively. They drew from…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Ecology, Time Factors (Learning), Foreign Countries
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Parker, Philip David; Marsh, Herbert W.; Ciarrochi, Joseph; Marshall, Sarah; Abduljabbar, Adel Salah – Educational Psychology, 2014
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that self-efficacy and self-concept reflect different underlying processes and both are critical to understanding long-term achievement outcomes. Although both types of self-belief are well established in educational psychology, research comparing and contrasting their relationship with achievement has been…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Statistical Analysis, Self Concept
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Nielsen, Ingrid L.; Moore, Kathleen A. – Educational and Psychological Measurement, 2003
Studied descriptive measurement reliability and validity of scores from the newly developed Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale (MSES) for class and test with a sample of 302 Australian high school students. Results provide some evidence for the psychometric properties of the MSES in both contexts, but there is evidence of failure to counterbalance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics
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Klinger, Christopher M. – Adults Learning Mathematics, 2011
Student primary teachers tend to have pervasive and frequently severe negative attitudes, low mathematics self-efficacy beliefs, and anxiety of mathematics that are more extreme than those of any other undergraduate student group. If unaddressed, such mathematics aversion will be carried into primary school classrooms, presenting a tangible and…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adults, Mathematics Anxiety, Preservice Teachers
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Creed, Peter A.; Conlon, Elizabeth G.; Dhaliwal, Kamal – Journal of Career Assessment, 2013
We used two studies to evaluate, modify, and provide initial validation for a revised Academic Hardiness scale. First, 16 experts rated scale items for content validity and identified two problematic questions. Second, confirmatory factor analyses with 300 Grade 10 students (46% boys, age range 14-17) identified a 17-item version to be the best…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Test Validity, Content Validity, Factor Analysis
Brown, Leni; O'Keeffe, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2016
Numeracy Skills testing was brought to the forefront following the Action Now: Classroom Ready Teachers report in 2015. The announcement was met with much concern by many pre-service teachers (PSTs). Given the body of research associated with mathematics anxiety and assessment, which suggests that students' self-efficacy and confidence in their…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Tests, Success
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McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
Previous studies have shown that both student and school socioeconomic status (SES) are strongly associated with student outcomes, but less is known about how these relationships may vary for different students, schools and nations. In this study we use a large international dataset to examine how student SES, school SES and self-efficacy are…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Carmichael, Colin; Callingham, Rosemary; Hay, Ian; Watson, Jane – Australian Journal of Educational & Developmental Psychology, 2010
This paper examines the relationship between key predictors of middle school students' interest for statistical literacy, including their self-efficacy for statistical literacy and their prior mathematics achievement. Given the lack of research in the statistical literacy domain, a review of the mathematics education literature confirms the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Achievement
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Garvis, Susanne; Pendergast, Donna – International Journal of Education & the Arts, 2011
The self-efficacy beliefs teachers hold about their ability to teach subjects shapes their competence in teaching. Teacher self-efficacy is defined as teacher beliefs in their ability to perform a teaching task. If teachers have strong teacher self-efficacy in the teaching of arts education, they are more likely to incorporate arts in the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy, Young Children
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Kim, Lisa E.; Dar-Nimrod, Ilan; MacCann, Carolyn – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
Students' educational outcomes are predicted by their noncognitive characteristics, including Big Five personality domains. Although theories of teaching and learning suggest that teacher noncognitive characteristics also impact student outcomes, such characteristics are rarely studied systematically. We propose that the Big Five personality…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Personality Traits, Teacher Effectiveness, Secondary School Teachers
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