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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
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Toumasis, Charalampos – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2004
Emphasis on problem solving and mathematical modeling has gained considerable attention in the last few years. Connecting mathematics to other subjects and to the real world outside the classroom has received increased attention in mathematics programs. This article describes an application of simple differential equations in the field of…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Dietetics, Calculus, Problem Solving
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Martins, Ana Margarida; Vera-Licona, Paola; Laubenbacher, Reinhard – Teaching Mathematics and Its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA, 2008
This article describes a mathematical biology workshop given to secondary school teachers of the Danville area in Virginia, USA. The goal of the workshop was to enable teams of teachers with biology and mathematics expertise to incorporate lesson plans in mathematical modelling into the curriculum. The biological focus of the activities is the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Molecular Biology, Workshops, Secondary School Teachers
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
Al-Hattami, Abdulghani Ali Dawod – ProQuest LLC, 2012
High school grade point average and college entrance test scores are two admission criteria that are currently used by most colleges in Yemen to select their prospective students. Given their widespread use, it is important to investigate their predictive validity to ensure the accuracy of the admission decisions in these institutions. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictive Validity, Grade Point Average, College Entrance Examinations
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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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Grant, Melva R.; Crombie, William; Enderson, Mary; Cobb, Nell – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2016
Access to advanced study in mathematics, in general, and to calculus, in particular, depends in part on the conceptual architecture of these knowledge domains. In this paper, we outline an alternative conceptual architecture for elementary calculus. Our general strategy is to separate basic concepts from the particular advanced techniques used in…
Descriptors: Algebra, Mathematical Formulas, Calculus, High Schools
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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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Phan, Huy P. – Education, 2015
This research article reports on two correlational studies that examined the notion of "optimized functioning." Optimized functioning, introduced in a recent published study, offers an alternative approach into the understanding of optimization. Optimized functioning is proposed to consist of four distinctive components: personal…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Learning Motivation
Dedrick, Robert F.; Shaunessy-Dedrick, Elizabeth; Suldo, Shannon M.; Ferron, John M. – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2015
In two studies (ns = 312 and 1,149) with 9- to 12-grade students in pre-International Baccalaureate (IB) and IB Diploma programs, we evaluated the reliability, factor structure, measurement invariance, and criterion-related validity of the scores from the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised (SAAS-R). Reliabilities of the five SAAS-R subscale…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, High School Students, Advanced Placement Programs, Attitude Measures
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Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Shogren, Karrie A.; Palmer, Susan B.; Williams-Diehm, Kendra L.; Little, Todd D.; Boulton, Aaron – Exceptional Children, 2012
Promoting self-determination has become a best practice in special education. There remains, however, a paucity of causal evidence for interventions to promote self-determination. This article presents the results of a group-randomized, modified equivalent control group design study of the efficacy of the Self-Determined Learning Model of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Self Determination, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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