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Butler, Allison G. – Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 2013
Research documents an income-based achievement gap in mathematics, yet children from lower-income backgrounds do not lag behind their more advantaged peers in high-level social reasoning tasks. The purpose here was to investigate whether modifying mathematics word problems to make them more socially based would impact the mathematics performance…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Socioeconomic Influences, Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills
Phelps, Christine M. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Teacher educators may need to pay attention to pre-service elementary teachers' motivation to learn mathematics in order to help them develop a deep level of understanding from their mathematics content courses for teachers (content courses) and to help them develop the disposition to learn mathematics throughout their careers. In this…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Student Educational Objectives
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Yurt, Eyüp; Sünbül, Ali Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
The purpose of this study is to investigate, via a model, the explanatory and predictive relationships among the following variables: Mathematical Problem Solving and Reasoning Skills, Sources of Mathematics Self-Efficacy, Spatial Ability, and Mathematics Achievements of Secondary School 8th Grade Students. The sample group of the study, itself…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement
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Joet, Gwenaelle; Usher, Ellen L.; Bressoux, Pascal – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the influence of Bandura's (1997) theorized sources of self-efficacy on the academic and self-regulatory efficacy beliefs of 3rd-grade elementary school students (N = 395) in France, to examine whether classroom context might explain a significant portion of the variation in self-efficacy, and to assess…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Females, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries
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Uitto, Anna – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
The aim of the study was to discover the contribution of students' interest in school biology, as well as their self-efficacy and attitudes towards different science subjects and mathematics when explaining students' orientation towards biology-related careers at upper-secondary school. The data of 321 K-11 students (49% women) were…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Interests, Biology, Self Efficacy
Enoma, Agbon; Malone, John – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2015
The relationship between the self-efficacy of 23 High School students with intellectual disability (ID) and their achievements in Mathematics was evaluated using a modified version of the self-efficacy instrument developed by Joet, Bressoux and Usher (2011). Four different number sense assessment tools were administered pre- and post-six months of…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, High School Students, Intellectual Disability, Mathematics Achievement
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Jungert, Tomas; Andersson, Ulf – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2013
The aim was to examine achievement and self-efficacy in mathematics and native and foreign language literacy in children with specific mathematic LD (MD-only), children with comorbid mathematic and reading difficulties (MD-RD), and compare them with children without LD (controls), as well as to explore gender differences. Participants were 143…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Self Efficacy, Literacy, Native Language
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
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Tasdemir, Cahit – Educational Research and Reviews, 2016
The purpose of this study is to examine vocational school students' self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics and their achievement levels. As the data collection tool, "Self-Efficacy Perception of Mathematics Scale" developed by Umay (2001) was used in the study. The sample is composed of 178 students who were attending different programs of…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Mathematics Achievement
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Roth, Beate Buanes; Asbjørnsen, Arve; Manger, Terje – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2016
Prison education is an important aspect of adult education. This study investigated current participation in prison education, as well as previous convictions, sentence length, and the portion of sentence served as predictors of academic self-efficacy. Survey data derived from prisoners in all Norwegian prisons provided the empirical evidence for…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Self Efficacy, Correctional Education, Adult Education
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Yavuz, Gunes; Gunhan, Berna Canturk; Ersoy, Esen; Narli, Serkan – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2013
The aim of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs about mathematical literacy among teachers of primary school mathematics and the relationship between the self-efficacy beliefs and attitudes towards mathematics. To that end, a descriptive research study was conducted with 550 prospective teachers studying primary school mathematics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Beliefs, Elementary School Teachers
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Rabab'h, Belal; Veloo, Arsaythamby – International Education Studies, 2015
Jordanian 8th grade students revealed low achievement in mathematics through four periods (1999, 2003, 2007 & 2011) of Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). This study aimed to determine whether spatial visualization mediates the affect of Mathematics Learning Strategies (MLS) factors namely mathematics attitude,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Skills
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Son, Ji-Won; Han, Seong Won; Kang, Chungseo; Kwon, Oh Nam – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast student, teacher, and school factors that are associated with student mathematics achievement in South Korea and the United States. Using the data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, this study examines factors that are linked to teachers who deliver…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Quality
Ozyurek, Ragip – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2010
This study focused on the convergent and discriminate validity of the Mathematics Self- Efficacy Informative Sources Scale for high school students. A total number of 692 high school students participated in the study. Both explanatory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted for the content of the scale. Whether the Mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Schweinle, Amy; Mims, Grace A. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2009
Children's academic self-efficacy is one of the strongest predictors of achievement (Wigfield and Eccles, "Contemporary Educational Psychology" 25(1): 68-81, 2000). The present research examined mathematics self-efficacy and the relationship of racial context from the perspective of two competing bodies of research. Stereotype threat theory would…
Descriptors: African American Students, Ethnicity, Educational Research, Stereotypes
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