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Lam, Terence Yuk Ping; Lau, Kwok Chi – International Journal of Science Education, 2014
This study uses hierarchical linear modeling to examine the influence of a range of factors on the science performances of Hong Kong students in PISA 2006. Hong Kong has been consistently ranked highly in international science assessments, such as Programme for International Student Assessment and Trends in International Mathematics and Science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Achievement, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Science Education
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Ho, Esther Sui Chu – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2010
This study investigated the relationship between family factors and students' scientific literacy performance in Hong Kong, which has excelled in science performance in previous international studies. Data were obtained from the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment. Multilevel analysis was used to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Self Efficacy, International Studies, Science Achievement
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Cheung, Derek – Research in Science Education, 2015
For students to be successful in school chemistry, a strong sense of self-efficacy is essential. Chemistry self-efficacy can be defined as students' beliefs about the extent to which they are capable of performing specific chemistry tasks. According to Bandura ("Psychol. Rev." 84:191-215, 1977), students acquire information about their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Chemistry, Secondary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Thomas, Gregory; Anderson, David; Nashon, Samson – International Journal of Science Education, 2008
The development and evaluation of science students' metacognition, learning processes and self-efficacy are important for improving science education. This paper reports on the development of an empirical self-report instrument for providing a measure of students' metacognition, self-efficacy and constructivist science learning processes. A review…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Factor Analysis
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Sun, Letao; Bradley, Kelly D.; Akers, Kathryn – International Journal of Science Education, 2012
This study utilized data from the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment Hong Kong sample to investigate the factors that impact the science achievement of 15-year-old students. A multilevel model was used to examine the factors from both student and school perspectives. At the student level, the results indicated that male students,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Achievement, Self Efficacy, Secondary School Students
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Kalaycioglu, Dilara Bakan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine relationships among the such variables as socioeconomic status, math self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics achievement using structural equation modeling. A sample group of 8,806 students from England, Greece, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA participated in the PISA 2012. To show how much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills
Mostafa, Tarek; Pál, Judit – OECD Publishing, 2018
In 2015, for the first time in its history, PISA (the Programme for International Student Assessment) asked teachers to describe the various aspects of their working environment and teaching practices. This paper examines how teacher, student, and school characteristics are related to science teachers' satisfaction in 19 PISA-participating…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Job Satisfaction, Evidence, Teacher Surveys
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Chan, Joanne C. Y.; Lam, Shui-fong – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
Two studies examined the effects of four types of teachers' evaluative feedback on Chinese students' self-efficacy in English vocabulary acquisition. In Study 1, a random sample of Grade 8 students (N = 79) learned prefixes and received either formative or summative feedback after failure in test. The results showed that students who received…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Self Efficacy, Vocabulary, Grade 8
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Kutnick, Peter; Fung, Dennis C. L.; Mok, Ida. A. C.; Leung, Frederick K. S.; Li, Johnson C. H.; Lee, Betty P.-Y.; Lai, Veronica K. W. – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The Hong Kong Education Bureau recommends that primary school pupils' mathematical achievement be enhanced via collaborative discussions engendered by group work. This pedagogic change may be hindered by Confucian heritage classroom practices and Western-dominated group work approaches that predominate in Hong Kong. To overcome these obstacles, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Group Activities, Mathematics Achievement
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Kuang, Xiaoxue; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Mok, Magdalena Mo Ching – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: Literature indicates that open classroom climate (OCC) is a positive influence on civic outcomes. Few studies have explored factors that appear to facilitate OCC. Most research on OCC has focused on Western countries. The emphasis has been on individual student characteristics related to OCC with little attention made to school level…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Individual Characteristics
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Lau, Wilfred Wing Fat; Yuen, Allan Hoi Kau – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2010
The gender digital divide has been widely discussed and researched over the years. Previous studies have focused on a number of factors such as computer attitude, computer anxiety, computer self-efficacy, and computer experience. This study empirically tested the sensitivity of a learning style instrument, the "Gregorc Style Delineator"…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Cognitive Style, Computer Science Education, Programming
Pracana, Clara, Ed. – Online Submission, 2015
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2015, taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 2 to 4 of May. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
Reevy, Gretchen M., Ed.; Frydenberg, Erica, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Nearly all chapters in this volume are contemporary original research on personality, stress, and coping in educational contexts. The research spans primary, secondary, and tertiary education. Research participants are students and teachers. The volume brings together contributions from the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Scotland, and…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Personality Traits, Bullying, Self Efficacy
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House, J. Daniel – International Journal of Instructional Media, 2000
This study of thirteen-year-old students from Hong Kong assessed the efficacy of several different instructional activities using data from the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS). Discusses teaching activities, homework activities, classroom activities, and cooperative learning. Six tables of data are appended. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Class Activities, Cooperative Learning
Fung, Jin Lung Michael – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Universities around the world are facing increasing pressure to perform well in rankings, and rankings results have been shown to impact institutional reputation, ability to secure funding, and recruitment of students and faculty. Faculty research productivity is one of the main factors impacting rankings performance, and the aim of this project…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Productivity, Self Efficacy, Universities
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