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Robnett, Rachael D.; Chemers, Martin M.; Zurbriggen, Eileen L. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
Prior research shows that undergraduates tend to identify more strongly with the field of science after participating in scientific research. However, mediators that might account for this association are not well understood. In the current study, we propose that science self-efficacy may serve this mediational function. Specifically, data from a…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Longitudinal Studies, Scientific Research, Self Efficacy
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Thomas, Julie A.; Strunk, Kamden K. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2017
This longitudinal study explored the ways parents' and teachers' expectancy for success influences 3rd-5th children's expectancy for success and achievement in science. Guided by an open-systems perspective and functional (Ballantine & Roberts, 2007) and expectancy-value (Eccles, 2005, 2007) theories, we focused on school related socialization…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Expectation
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Britner, Shari L.; Pajares, Frank – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2006
The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which A. Bandura's ([1997]) hypothesized sources of self-efficacy predict the science self-efficacy beliefs of middle school students (N = 319), to replicate previous findings that science self-efficacy predicts science achievement, and to explore how science self-efficacy and its…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Epistemology, Science Achievement, Self Efficacy
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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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van Aalderen-Smeets, Sandra I.; van der Molen, Juliette H. Walma – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
This article provides a description of a novel, attitude-focused, professional development intervention, and presents the results of an experimental pretest-posttest control group study investigating the effects of this intervention on primary teachers' personal attitudes toward science, attitudes toward teaching science, and their science…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Scientific Attitudes, Faculty Development
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Sha, Li; Schunn, Christian; Bathgate, Meghan; Ben-Eliyahu, Adar – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
How is a child's successful participation in science learning shaped by their family's support? We focus on the critical time period of early adolescents, testing (i) whether the child's perception of family support is important for both choice preferences to participate in optional learning experiences and engagement during science learning, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Student Interests, Science Interests, Family Influence
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Herrington, Deborah G.; Yezierski, Ellen J.; Bancroft, Senetta F. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
The purpose of this study was to compare the ability of different instruments, independently developed and traditionally used for measuring science teachers' beliefs in short-term interventions, to longitudinally measure teachers' changing beliefs. We compared the ability of three self-report instruments (Science Teaching Efficacy Belief…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, High Schools, Science Teachers, Chemistry
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Lakshmanan, Aruna; Heath, Barbara P.; Perlmutter, Aaron; Elder, Michael – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2011
This study examines the impact of standards-based professional development on teacher efficacy and instructional practice of elementary and middle school science teachers. Professional development activities were conducted over a period of 3 years and included content courses as well as teacher involvement in professional learning communities.…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Science Teachers
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Martin, Andrew J.; Durksen, Tracy L.; Williamson, Derek; Kiss, Julia; Ginns, Paul – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2016
Informal learning settings such as museums have been identified as opportunities to enhance students' knowledge and motivation in science and to optimize the connection between science and everyday life. The present study assessed the role of a self-paced science education program (situated in a medical science museum) in enhancing students'…
Descriptors: Role, Museums, Science Education, Learning Motivation
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Sawtelle, Vashti; Brewe, Eric; Kramer, Laird H. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
The quantitative results of Sources of Self-Efficacy in Science Courses-Physics (SOSESC-P) are presented as a logistic regression predicting the passing of students in introductory Physics with Calculus I, overall as well as disaggregated by gender. Self-efficacy as a theory to explain human behavior change [Bandura [1977] "Psychological…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Introductory Courses, Physics, Calculus
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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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Archer, Louise; Dawson, Emily; DeWitt, Jennifer; Seakins, Amy; Wong, Billy – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
This paper sets out an argument and approach for moving beyond a primarily arts-based conceptualization of cultural capital, as has been the tendency within Bourdieusian approaches to date. We advance the notion that, in contemporary society, scientific forms of cultural and social capital can command a high symbolic and exchange value. Our…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, Social Capital, Science and Society
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Jack, Brady Michael; Lin, Huann-shyang; Yore, Larry D. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2014
This study investigates how affective and self-related factors impact participation in science learning and environmental awareness and responsibility. Using PISA 2006 datasets from Taiwan and Canada having similar level of science competency, the model for this study verifies and expands an earlier model by examining the relationships among…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Science Education
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Cervetti, Gina N.; Barber, Jacqueline; Dorph, Rena; Pearson, P. David; Goldschmidt, Pete G. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigates the efficacy of an integrated science and literacy approach at the upper-elementary level. Teachers in 94 fourth grade classrooms in one Southern state participated. Half of the teachers taught the treatment unit, an integrated science-literacy unit on light and energy designed using a curriculum model that engages students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Literacy, Science Instruction
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Lamb, Richard; Akmal, Tariq; Petrie, Kaylan – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2015
Successful STEM learning depends on the interaction of affect, cognition, and application of ideas. Simply put students who are unwilling to persist in STEM based endeavors do not suddenly develop into scientists, mathematicians, engineers or computer scientists, nor do they seek out STEM related courses or STEM based careers. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Trends, Schemata (Cognition), Psychometrics
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