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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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Andersen, Lori; Chen, Jason A. – Science Education, 2016
The present study describes science expectancy-value motivation classes within a nationally representative sample of students who were U.S. ninth graders in 2009. An expectancy-value model was the basis for science-specific profile indicators (self-efficacy, attainment value, utility value, interest-enjoyment value). Using exploratory latent class…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Schulze, Salomé; van Heerden, Mark – South African Journal of Education, 2015
In the light of the poor academic achievement in science by secondary school students in South Africa, students' motivation for science learning should be enhanced. It is argued that this can only be achieved with insight into which motivational factors to target, with due consideration of the diversity in schools. The study therefore explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science
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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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Taylor, Joseph; Kowalski, Susan; Getty, Stephen; Wilson, Christopher; Carlson, Janet – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
Effective instructional materials can be valuable interventions to improve student interest and achievement in science (National Research Council [NRC], 2007); yet, analyses indicate that many science instructional materials and curricula are fragmented, lack coherence, and are not carefully articulated through a sequence of grade levels (AAAS,…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Student Interests, Science Achievement, Secondary School Science
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Wu, Weishen; Chang, Huey-Por; Guo, Chorng-Jee – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
This study developed, validated, and utilized the Technology Integrated Classroom Inventory (TICI) to examine technology-integrated science learning environments as perceived by secondary school students and teachers. Using technology-oriented classroom climate instruments and considering the science classroom's characteristics, TICI was…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 9, Classroom Environment, Secondary School Students
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Yavas, Pervin Ünlü; Çagan, Sultan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
The aim of this study was to develop a Likert type attitude scale for high school students with regard to high school physics lessons. The research was carried out with high school students who were studying in Ankara. First, the opinions of 105 high school students about physics lessons were obtained and then 55 scale items were determined from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Köksal, Mustafa Serdar; Yaman, Süleyman – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2013
The expectancy-value model of motivation states that individuals' choice, persistence and performances are related to their beliefs about how much they value task. Despite the importance of "task value" in learning biology, lack of the instruments on task value for high school biology courses for practical use indicated requirement to…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Test Construction, Secondary School Science
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Oh, Elisabeth Yian Yian; Treagust, David F.; Koh, Thiam Seng; Phang, Wei Lian; Ng, Shuh Lit; Sim, Gary; Chandrasegaran, A. L. – Teaching Science, 2012
An instructional program using four simulation applets was used to facilitate understanding of gas and liquid pressure concepts among twenty-two students in a Year 9 class from an independent secondary school in Singapore. A comparison group consisting of twenty-two students was taught using traditional didactic, chalk-and-talk instruction.…
Descriptors: Physics, Foreign Countries, Visualization, Secondary School Science