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Kaya, Deniz; Bozdag, Hüseyin Cihan – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The main objective of this study is to determine the predictive power of mathematics self-efficacy resources and perception of science self-efficacy on academic achievement. The study, adopting a relational screening model, was conducted with a total of 698 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grade level of a state secondary school. Mathematics…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Education, Predictor Variables, Grade 6
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Lofgran, Brandi B.; Smith, Leigh K.; Whiting, Erin F. – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study examined the science self-efficacy beliefs of students at the transition from elementary school (Grade 6) to middle school (Grade 7) and the transition from middle school (Grade 8) to high school (Grade 9). The purpose was to determine whether students' perceived competence is impacted at these important school transitions and if the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Achievement, Competence, Articulation (Education)
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Smart, Julie B. – RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, 2014
This mixed-methods study examined the relationship between middle level science students' perceptions of teacher-student interactions and students' science motivation, particulary their efficacy, value, and goal orientation for learning science. In this sequential explanatory design, quantitative and qualitative data were collected in two phases,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Ekici, Fatma Taskin; Pekmezci, Sultan – Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, 2015
Effective and sustainable science education is enriched by the use of visuals, auditory, and tactile experiences. In order to provide effective learning, instruction needs to include multimodal approaches. Integrating ICT supported narrations into learning environments may provide effective and sustainable learning methods. Investigated in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods
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Cetin-Dindar, Ayla – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relation between constructivist learning environment and students'motivation to learn science by testing whether students' self-efficacy in learning science, intrinsically and extrinsically motivated science learning increase and students' anxiety about science assessment decreases when more…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Constructivism (Learning), Science Education, Teaching Methods
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Sha, Li; Schunn, Christian; Bathgate, Meghan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
Cumulatively, participation in optional science learning experiences in school, after school, at home, and in the community may have a large impact on student interest in and knowledge of science. Therefore, interventions can have large long-term effects if they change student choice preferences for such optional science learning experiences. To…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Early Adolescents, Learning Experience
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Buck, Gayle A.; Cook, Kristin L.; Quigley, Cassie F.; Prince, Pearl; Lucas, Yvonne – Elementary School Journal, 2014
In this participatory action research study, we answered the question, How can we improve attitudes toward science education of the African American girls at an elementary school? Girls in grades 3-6 completed the Modified Attitudes toward Science Inventory. A purposeful sample of 30 girls participated in several focus-group interviews throughout…
Descriptors: African American Students, Elementary School Students, Females, Scientific Attitudes
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Perry, Brea L.; Link, Tanja; Boelter, Christina; Leukefeld, Carl – Gender and Education, 2012
Little research has examined whether the effects of race or socioeconomic status (SES) on educational attitudes differ by gender, limiting knowledge of unique vulnerabilities occurring at the intersection of multiple social statuses. Using data from 182 sixth-graders, interactions between gender, race/ethnicity, and SES in predicting educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Self Efficacy, Ethnicity
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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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Paek, Sue Hyeon; Park, Hyeri; Runco, Mark A.; Choe, Ho-Seong – Creativity Research Journal, 2016
The prediction of creative performance from ideation has shown promise, but questions remain. In this study, the relationship of ideational behavior and the creative performance of elementary school children (N = 255) was examined across 6 domains of creative performance: science, mathematics, technology, fine arts, music, and writing.…
Descriptors: Creativity, Creative Activities, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School Students
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Sinclair, Becky Barton; Naizer, Gilbert; Ledbetter, Cynthia – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of a teacher professional development program on the classroom teaching practices of the participants. This particular professional development program included an intensive summer institute, 8 monthly follow-up sessions, informal participant-professor mentoring and peer networking. The majority…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Self Efficacy, Program Effectiveness, Grade 4
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Katz, Sara; Stupel, Moshe – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Individuals and societies that can use mathematics effectively in this period of rapid changes will have a voice on increasing the opportunities and potentials which can shape their future. This has brought affective characteristics, such as self-efficacy, that affect mathematics achievement into focus of the research. Teacher efficacy refers to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Chen, Chih-Hung; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
Previous research has illustrated the importance of acquiring knowledge from authentic contexts; however, without full engagement, students' learning performance might not be as good as expected. In this study, a Team Competition-based Ubiquitous Gaming approach was proposed for improving students' learning effectiveness in authentic learning…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Competition, Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Chen, Jason A.; Pajares, Frank – Contemporary Educational Psychology, 2010
We investigated: (a) the associations of implicit theories and epistemological beliefs and their effects on the academic motivation and achievement of students in Grade 6 science and (b) the mean differences of implicit theories, epistemological beliefs, and academic motivation and achievement as a function of gender and race/ethnicity (N=508).…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Achievement, Motivation, Path Analysis
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Guvercin, Ozge; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of grade level and gender on elementary school students' motivation towards science learning. A total of 2231 sixth and eight grade students participated in the study. Data were collected through Students' Motivation towards Science Learning Questionnaire. Two-way Multivariate Analysis of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Stimulation, Females, Self Efficacy
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