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Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Internationally, associations between mathematics achievement and various beliefs and attitudes related to learning are well established. In this article, the findings of five studies are examined to identify patterns in New Zealand students' mathematics-related beliefs and attitudes, and their relationships with achievement. Each study included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes
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Meissel, Kane; Rubie-Davies, Christine M. – British Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Background: There is substantial evidence indicating that various psychological processes are affected by cultural context, but such research is comparatively nascent within New Zealand. As there are four large cultural groups in New Zealand, representing an intersection of individualist, collectivist, indigenous, colonial, and immigrant cultures,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Goal Orientation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement
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Marat, Deepa – Issues in Educational Research, 2005
The concept of self-efficacy is based on the triadic reciprocality model symbolising a relationship between: (a) personal factors i.e. cognition, emotion, and biological events (b) behaviour, and (c) environmental factors (Maddux, 1995). Cognition, emotion and behaviour are the domains of personality which form the basis of research in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Content Validity, Test Validity, Assertiveness
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Winheller, Sandra; Hattie, John A.; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
This study used data from the Assessment Tools for Teaching and Learning project, which involved data on the academic performance of more than 90,000 New Zealand students in six subjects (i.e. reading, writing and mathematics in two languages). Two sub-samples of this dataset were included for detailed re-analysis to test the general applicability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Mathematics Achievement, Teacher Effectiveness
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Dalgety, Jacinta; Coll, Richard K. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2006
First-year chemistry classes typically comprise of a mixture of majors and non-majors. Reports in the literature suggest that students have lower self-efficacy for subjects outside their intending major. Here we report on research that examines changes in chemistry students' chemistry self-efficacy throughout their first year of chemistry study at…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Self Efficacy, Chemistry, Foreign Countries
Otunuku, Mo'ale; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2007
Research indicates that affective attitudes such as liking of a subject and confidence in one's ability within a subject predict academic performance. Generally, immigrant minority students have positive attitudes and often have low academic performance. This study examines the self-efficacy and liking of subjects of New Zealand students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Minority Groups, Self Efficacy
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Marat, Deepa – Issues in Educational Research, 2007
In the context of the critical role of self-efficacy in educational achievement, this present research examined students' and teachers' efficacy in use of learning strategies in mathematics, and the relationship with achievement. The second phase of a multi-method doctoral study, ninety-two students and ten teachers from a diverse secondary school…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Teachers
Ingram, Naomi; Linsell, Chris – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
In this paper, three elements of primary pre-service teachers' relationships with mathematics are explored: mathematical achievement, feelings about the subject, and confidence to teach mathematics. At the beginning of their programme, under half of the pre-service teachers did not meet the numeracy requirements and took part in a support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Achievement, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Clinton, Janet; Hattie, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This study investigated the relation between multidimensional aspects of high school students' perceptions of their parental involvement and their achievement. It explored differences in socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, and higher and lower achieving students, and a structural model was developed to further investigate these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, High School Students
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Dixon, Helen; Haigh, Mavis – Teacher Development, 2009
Informed by an amalgam of notions drawn from constructivist, socio-cultural, metacognitive and self-regulation theory, the discourse created to describe assessment to enhance learning has gone through a number of iterations or discursive shifts. As a result, the current discourse is both ambitious and complex with the roles and responsibilities…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Formative Evaluation