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Lay, Yoon Fah; Ng, Khar Thoe; Chong, Poi Su – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2015
Psychologists believe that a student's motivation is influenced by a number of values/beliefs, interests and attitudes that can be positive or negative in their effects. Highly positively motivated students would believe that the task is of value (value beliefs), also with high expectations that they would achieve success (expectancy and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 8, Student Motivation
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Liou, Pey-Yan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2014
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between fourth and eighth grade students' self-concept and achievement in mathematics and science within one educational system based on the big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) model. The samples were from the data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Mathematics Achievement