ERIC Number: EJ1144335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Confidence in Science and Achievement Outcomes of Fourth-Grade Students in Korea: Results from the TIMSS 2011 Assessment
House, J. Daniel; Telese, James A.
Education, v137 n4 p389-392 Sum 2017
Findings from assessments of fourth-grade science have indicated that students in Korea scored higher than international averages. Research results have also shown that attitudes toward science were related to achievement outcomes for Korean students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between confidence in science and achievement test scores for a national sample of fourth grade students from Korea who participated in the TIMSS 2011 assessment. Several significant findings were obtained. Students who showed high achievement levels in science were more likely to report that they learned things quickly in science and usually did well in science. Conversely, students who expressed negative comparisons of themselves to others tended to earn lower science test scores. The results from this study indicated that self-beliefs about science were significantly related to achievement test scores for fourth-grade students in Korea.
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Outcomes of Education, Grade 4, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Science Tests, International Assessment, Scientific Attitudes, Scores, Self Concept, Student Surveys, Multiple Regression Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study