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Britner, Shari L. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2008
The aims of this study were to examine self-efficacy and other motivation variables among high school science students (n = 502); to determine the degree to which each of the four hypothesized sources of self-efficacy makes an independent contribution to students' science self-efficacy beliefs; to examine possible differences between life,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grades (Scholastic), Females, Self Efficacy
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Austin, Chandra Yvette – Career and Technical Education Research, 2010
This study examined the relationship between specific factors believed to influence career decision self-efficacy and math/science related goal intentions (proxy for engineering related goal intentions) among African American high school students. Minority students generally tend to be underrepresented in such careers, as indicated by the National…
Descriptors: African American Students, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Science Interests
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Braten, Ivar; Ferguson, Leila E.; Anmarkrud, Oistein; Stromso, Helge I. – Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 2013
Sixty-five Norwegian 10th graders used the software Read&Answer 2.0 (Vidal-Abarca et al., 2011) to read five different texts presenting conflicting views on the controversial scientific issue of sun exposure and health. Participants were administered a multiple-choice topic-knowledge measure before and after reading, a word recognition task,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Grade 10, Learning, Reading Comprehension
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Velayutham, Sunitadevi; Aldridge, Jill M. – Research in Science Education, 2013
The primary aim of this study was two-fold: 1) to identify salient psychosocial features of the classroom environment that influence students' motivation and self-regulation in science learning; and 2) to examine the effect of the motivational constructs of learning goal orientation, science task value and self-efficacy in science learning on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Structural Equation Models, Student Motivation
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Velayutham, Sunitadevi; Aldridge, Jill M.; Fraser, Barry – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of students' motivational beliefs (learning goal orientation, task value and self-efficacy) in science learning on students' self-regulation in the science classroom. The study also examines the moderating effect of gender on the proposed relationships. Data were collected from 719 boys…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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Hong, Eunsook; Peng, Yun; O'Neil, Harold F., Jr. – Roeper Review, 2014
This study examined relationships between five personal traits and adolescents' creative activities and accomplishments in five domains--music, visual arts, creative writing, science, and technology. Participants were 439 tenth graders (220 males and 219 females) in China. The relationships were examined using confirmatory factor analysis.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Personality Traits, Creative Activities
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Liu, Min; Hsieh, Peggy (Pei-Hsuan); Cho, Yoonjung; Schallert, Diane – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2006
This study examined the effect of a computer-enhanced problem-based learning (PBL) environment on middle school students' learning, investigating the relationship among students' self-efficacy, attitude toward science, and achievement. As Bandura defined it (1986), self-efficacy refers to the beliefs people have about whether or not they can…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Schumm, Maximiliane F.; Bogner, Franz X. – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
To monitor science motivation, 232 tenth graders of the college preparatory level ("Gymnasium") completed the Science Motivation Questionnaire II (SMQ-II). Additionally, personality data were collected using a 10-item version of the Big Five Inventory. A subsequent exploratory factor analysis based on the eigenvalue-greater-than-one…
Descriptors: Grade 10, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Science Instruction
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Sheldrake, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2016
Understanding students' intentions to study science at upper-secondary school, at university, and to follow science careers continues as a central concern for international science education. Prior research has highlighted that students' science confidence has been associated with their intentions to study science further, although…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Education, Secondary School Students, Secondary School Science
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Lancaster, Kendra; Knobloch, Neil; Jones, Amy; Brady, Colleen – Journal of Extension, 2013
The explorative study reported here describes youth participants in three animal science-related career development events from 2010. Variables included students' self-efficacy, task value motivation, career interests, and to what extent they utilized resources in preparation. It was concluded that all three groups were self-efficacious,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Animals, Career Development, Animal Husbandry
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Kirbulut, Zubeyde Demet – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2014
In this study, the relationship between students' chemistry self-efficacy beliefs and metacognitive awareness was investigated utilizing a path model. There were 268 chemistry high school students (59% 10th grade and 41% 11th grade) participated in the study. The students took two-hour chemistry course in the 9th and 10th grade and three-hour…
Descriptors: High School Students, Chemistry, Self Efficacy, Metacognition
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Kerr, Barbara; Robinson Kurpius, Sharon E. – High Ability Studies, 2004
Although gifted girls are closing the gap in math and science achievement, they continue to lose interest and drop out of math/science careers. An intervention was developed for talented at-risk young women that emphasized enhancing career identity and exploration, building science self-efficacy and self-esteem and reducing risky behaviors.…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Intervention, Females, Self Efficacy
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Topcu, Abdullah – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2011
Although research has shown that self-efficacy beliefs predict academic achievement across all academic subjects and levels, little is known about the effect of using spreadsheets on self-efficacy beliefs in mathematics. This study is an investigation of the effect of instruction that includes spreadsheet-based purposeful activities on secondary…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Grade 10, Algebra
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Zebrak, Katarzyna A.; Le, Daisy; Boekeloo, Bradley O.; Wang, Min Qi – Current Issues in Education, 2013
Minority populations are underrepresented in fields of science, perhaps limiting scientific perspectives. Informed by recent studies using social cognitive career theory, this study examined whether three conceptual constructs: self-efficacy, perceived adult support, and perceived barriers, along with several discrete and immutable variables,…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students, High School Students, Health Sciences
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Kotluk, Nihat; Kocakaya, Serhat – International Journal of Research in Education and Science, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of Digital Storytelling (DST) on the (a) academic achievement, (b) attitude towards physics and (c) self efficacy perception of secondary school students. This study consists of an experimental group and a comparison group which are formed by equal number of students. The six-weeks study adopted a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Secondary School Students, Academic Achievement
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