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Olivares, Vidal Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Cold sweats, head shakes, and memories of hardship are the common reactions when adults are introduced to a high school mathematics teacher. Observations show that few adults enjoyed mathematics in their youth. This study aimed to investigate the ways in which students internalize the mathematics attitudes of their parents. Additionally it…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mixed Methods Research, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Status
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Pina-Neves, Silvia; Faria, Luisa; Raty, Hannu – European Journal of Psychology of Education, 2013
In this paper, we assume that students' achievement is influenced not only by a set of individual appraisals such as beliefs about their personal efficacy but also by a set of more systemic factors related to beliefs about their class efficacy as a group. Literature and research review supports that students' beliefs about their efficacy, both as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes
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Cleary, Timothy J.; Callan, Gregory L. – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2014
This study examined the predictive validity of a teacher rating scale called the Self-Regulation Strategy Inventory-Teacher Rating Scale (SRSI-TRS) and its level of convergence with several student self-report measures of self-regulated learning (SRL). Eighty-seven high school students enrolled in one of four sections of a mathematics course in an…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Rating Scales, Predictive Validity
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Sadi, Özlem; Dagyar, Miray – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2015
The current work reveals the data of the study which examines the relationships among epistemological beliefs, conceptions of learning, and self-efficacy for biology learning with the help of the Structural Equation Modeling. Three questionnaires, the Epistemological Beliefs, the Conceptions of Learning Biology and the Self-efficacy for Learning…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Epistemology, Biology
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Zhou, Ninger; Pereira, Nielsen L.; Tarun, Thomas George; Alperovich, Jeffrey; Booth, Joran; Chandrasegaran, Senthil; Tew, Jeffrey David; Kulkarni, Devadatta M.; Ramani, Karthik – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The societal demand for inspiring and engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and preparing our workforce for the emerging creative economy has necessitated developing students' self-efficacy and understanding of engineering design processes from as early as elementary school levels. Hands-on engineering design…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Experiential Learning, Toys, Workshops
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Hoffman, Bobby – Learning and Individual Differences, 2010
This study investigated the role of self-efficacy beliefs, mathematics anxiety, and working memory capacity in problem-solving accuracy, response time, and efficiency (the ratio of problem-solving accuracy to response time). Pre-service teachers completed a mathematics anxiety inventory measuring cognitive and affective dispositions for…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Self Efficacy, Problem Solving, Short Term Memory
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Peters, Michelle Lynn; Kortecamp, Karen – Current Issues in Education, 2010
Given the growing societal demand for a more mathematically proficient work force, mathematics proficiency is viewed as a necessary component for success in today's world. To ensure proficiency, undergraduate institutions may need to "rethink" their instructional approaches to teaching mathematics. Understanding the influence of classroom climate…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Achievement
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Denson, Cameron D. – Journal of Technology Education, 2017
This article examines the Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program and investigates its impact on underrepresented student populations. MESA was started in California during the 1970s to provide pathways to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers for underrepresented students and represents an exemplar model…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Achievement, Mixed Methods Research, Self Efficacy
Gafoor, K. Abdul; Kurukkan, Abidha – Online Submission, 2015
Mathematics is an indispensable subject of school curriculum and is important in daily living as well as in the study of other subjects. However, there is a common belief that majority of the students dislike mathematics, owing to an array of factors related to instruction and learners' cognitive, affective and psychomotor attributes, subject…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Questionnaires, Student Surveys, High School Students
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Hall, J. Michael; Ponton, Michael K. – Journal of Developmental Education, 2005
The purpose of this study is to determine differences in mathematics self-efficacy between students enrolled in a developmental mathematics course and those enrolled in a calculus course. Data from a sample of 185 freshmen students at a single 4-year institution using the Mathematics Self-Efficacy Scale are analyzed. Results indicate that calculus…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Self Efficacy, Developmental Studies Programs, Calculus
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Letwinsky, Karim Medico – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
The rich language surrounding mathematical concepts often is reduced in many classrooms to a narrow process of memorizing isolated procedures with little context. This approach has proven to be detrimental to students' ability to understand mathematics at deeper levels and remain engaged with this content. The current generation of students values…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Mathematics, Teacher Attitudes
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Ünlü, Melihan – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of micro-teaching practices with concrete models on the pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs about using concrete models and to determine the opinions of the pre-service teachers about this issue. In the current study, one of the mixed methods, the convergent design (embedded)…
Descriptors: Microteaching, Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Jiang, He; Xiong, Wei; Cao, Yonghui – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2017
Entrepreneurship Education in Colleges and universities is a profound reform of China's higher education paradigm. Which is a necessary choice for Chinese universities to break through the traditional educational model. It is an important measure to cultivate college students' entrepreneurial consciousness, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Self Efficacy, Intention, Engineering Education
Hogrebe, Jaclyn M. – ProQuest LLC, 2015
This dissertation examined self-regulated learning (SRL) and motivation beliefs (i.e., self-efficacy, perceived responsibility) across ability (i.e., gifted, advanced, average) and achievement groups (i.e., high achievers, low achievers) in a sample of 135 suburban middle school students (i.e., fifth and sixth grade). In order to expand upon…
Descriptors: Motivation, Achievement, Self Management, Self Control
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Lackaye, Timothy; Margalit, Malka – Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2008
The goals of this study were to (a) examine differences between two age groups of adolescents with and without learning disabilities (LD) in their general and specific self-efficacy beliefs (in history and mathematics), their academic achievement (in history and mathematics), and their loneliness, effort, and hope; and (b) identify predictors of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learning Disabilities, Academic Achievement, Psychological Patterns
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