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Benacka, Jan – EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, 2016
The article gives an account of an experiment in which sixty-eight high school students of age 16 - 19 developed spreadsheet applications that simulated fall and projectile motion in the air. The students applied the Euler method to solve the governing differential equations. The aim was to promote STEM to the students and motivate them to study…
Descriptors: High School Students, STEM Education, Mathematical Models, Spreadsheets
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Geng, Jianming; Chen, Kaiyuan; Wang, Nengxin; Ling, Sihan; Guo, Muqi; Huang, Zuyi – Chemical Engineering Education, 2019
US high school (HS) students are lagging behind their foreign peers in math performance. It is thus necessary to design teaching modules that motivate US HS students to learn more math and to improve their math skills. Our study set out to test two different software programs designed for the development of such skills. MATLAB Simulink provides a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Computer Software
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Ottmar, Erin – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
This study investigates relations between cognitive, interpersonal, and intrapersonal opportunities, noncognitive outcomes, and student achievement in 1,096 students from 20 high schools (10 Deeper Learning [DL] network, 10 control) who participated in the Study of DL (SDL). DL is an umbrella term used to encompass the cognitive, interpersonal,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship, Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development
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Kwon, Hyungil H.; Pyun, Do Young; Kim, Ji Young – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
As a new sports policy, named "School Sport Promotion Group (SSPG)", the Korea government selected 50 schools in 2011 and 2012. Each school was granted US$40,000 a year for a three-year term. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the SSPG programme when it pertained to students' motivation and participation in…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intention, Physical Activity Level, Government Role
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Aliiaskarov, Bekchoro; Bakiev, Erlan – Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 2014
This study aims to predict social determinants of alcohol use and examines the influence of social bond/attachment, parental control and social learning on the frequency of youth alcohol use. The total of 1843 complete responses were received from 25 high school students in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The structural equation modeling (SEM) is used to…
Descriptors: Social Control, Drinking, Structural Equation Models, Prediction
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Guo, Jiesi; Nagengast, Benjamin; Marsh, Herbert W.; Kelava, Augustin; Gaspard, Hanna; Brandt, Holger; Cambria, Jenna; Flunger, Barbara; Dicke, Anna-Lena; Häfner, Isabelle; Brisson, Brigitte; Trautwein, Ulrich – AERA Open, 2016
Drawing on expectancy-value theory, the present study examined the unique contributions of the four major value beliefs and self-concept on achievement, self-reported effort, and teacher-rated behavioral engagement in mathematics. In particular, we examined the multiplicative effects of self-concept and task values on educational outcomes using…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Structural Equation Models, Values, Expectation
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Schweizer, Fabian; Wustenberg, Sascha; Greiff, Samuel – Learning and Individual Differences, 2013
This study examines the validity of the complex problem solving (CPS) test MicroDYN by investigating a) the relation between its dimensions--rule identification (exploration strategy), rule knowledge (acquired knowledge), rule application (control performance)--and working memory capacity (WMC), and b) whether CPS predicts school grades in…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Problem Solving, Grades (Scholastic), Test Validity
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Street, Karin Elisabeth Sørlie; Malmberg, Lars-Erik; Stylianides, Gabriel J. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2017
Students' self-efficacy expectations (SEE) in mathematics are associated with their engagement and learning experiences. Going beyond previous operationalisations of SEE we propose a new instrument that takes into account not only "facet-specificity" (expectations related to particular competences or skills) and "strength"…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Performance Based Assessment
Darolia, Rajeev; Koedel, Cory; Main, Joyce B.; Ndashimye, Felix; Yan, Junpeng – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We study the effects of access to high school math and science courses on postsecondary STEM enrollment and degree attainment using administrative microdata from Missouri. Our data panel includes over 140,000 students from 14 cohorts entering the 4-year public university system. The effects of high school course access are identified by exploiting…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Science Instruction, STEM Education, High School Students
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Harks, Birgit; Klieme, Eckhard; Hartig, Johannes; Leiss, Dominik – Educational Assessment, 2014
The present study investigates the empirical separability of mathematical (a) content domains, (b) cognitive domains, and (c) content-specific cognitive domains. There were 122 items representing two content domains (linear equations vs. theorem of Pythagoras) combined with two cognitive domains (modeling competence vs. technical competence)…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Cognitive Processes, Mathematical Concepts, Secondary School Mathematics
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Marsh, Herbert W.; Nagengast, Benjamin; Morin, Alexandre J. S.; Parada, Roberto H.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Hamilton, Linda R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2011
Existing research posits multiple dimensions of bullying and victimization but has not identified well-differentiated facets of these constructs that meet standards of good measurement: goodness of fit, measurement invariance, lack of differential item functioning, and well-differentiated factors that are not so highly correlated as to detract…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Test Bias, Bullying, Structural Equation Models
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Wang, Xueli – Research in Higher Education, 2013
In this study, a theoretical model is tested to examine factors shaping the decision to pursue STEM fields of study among students entering community colleges and four-year institutions, based on a nationally representative sample of high school graduates from 2004. Applying the social cognitive career theory and multi-group structural equation…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Course Selection (Students)
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Yang, Shu Ching; Huang, Chiao Ling – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2013
This study aimed to validate a systematic instrument to measure online players' motivations for playing online games (MPOG) and examine how the interplay of differential motivations impacts young gamers' self-concept and life adaptation. Confirmatory factor analysis determined that a hierarchical model with a two-factor structure of…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Computer Games, Self Concept, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Arens, A. Katrin; Jansen, Malte – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Academic self-concept has been conceptualized as a multidimensional and hierarchical construct. Previous research has mostly focused on its multidimensionality, distinguishing between verbal and mathematical self-concept domains, and only a few studies have examined the factorial structure within specific self-concept domains. The present study…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Native Language, Second Language Learning, Grade 9
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Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.; Wolters, Christopher A. – Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The authors investigated how different dimensions of parental involvement similarly or differentially linked to various constructs of school motivation (academic self-efficacy in mathematics and English, intrinsic motivation toward mathematics and English, and engagement) across ethnic groups of Caucasian, African American, Asian American, and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Structural Equation Models, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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