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Cantrell, Susan Chambers; Rintamaa, Margaret; Anderman, Eric M.; Anderman, Lynley H. – Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The authors examined 1,781 rural students' reading motivation and behavior across the transition from middle to high school. Using expectancy-value theory, they investigated how motivational variables predicted changes in reading behavior and achievement across the transition in terms of their expectancies, values, and out-of-school reading…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Reading Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests
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Simpkins, Sandra; Estrella, Gabriel; Gaskin, Erin; Kloberdanz, Erin – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
Based on the Eccles' expectancy-value theory, the objectives of this study were (1) to examine the longitudinal relations between Latino parents' science beliefs, parents' science support, and high school students' science motivational beliefs, and (2) to test whether these relations varied by familism values and adolescent gender. Multi-informant…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Parent Attitudes, Student Motivation, Parent Child Relationship
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Perez, Tony; Dai, Ting; Kaplan, Avi; Cromley, Jennifer G.; Brooks, Wanda D.; White, Arianna C.; Mara, Kyle R.; Balsai, Michael J. – Grantee Submission, 2019
Expectancy-value theory highlights the roles of students' expectancies, task values, and perceived costs in their motivation and achievement. While ample research has highlighted the positive associations of expectancy beliefs and task values with academic achievement, research on students' perceived costs is in its infancy. We investigated the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Biology, Science Achievement, Beliefs
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Jansen, Malte; Becker, Michael; Neumann, Marko – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2021
Expectancy-value theory (EVT) proposes that students' appraisals of success expectancy and task value are the main drivers of their study and career choices. Dimensional comparison theory proposes that these beliefs are themselves affected by students comparing their ability across different domains. However, only a few studies have aimed to…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Task Analysis, Career Choice, Comparative Analysis
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Andersson, Catarina; Palm, Torulf – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
Formative assessment has been shown to have the potential to significantly enhance student achievement, but a strong research base about how to support teachers to implement such a practice is lacking. This is particularly so for a conceptualisation of formative assessment as a unity of integrated formative assessment strategies. The aim of this…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Faculty Development, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Practices
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van Barneveld, Christina; Brinson, Karieann – Canadian Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this research was to identify conflicts in the rights and responsibility of Grade 9 test takers when some parts of a large-scale test are marked by teachers and used in the calculation of students' class marks. Data from teachers' questionnaires and students' questionnaires from a 2009-10 administration of a large-scale test of…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Student Evaluation, Questionnaires, Mathematics Tests
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Hascoët, Marine; Giaconi, Valentina; Jamain, Ludivine – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2021
Family socioeconomic status (SES) has a significant influence on children's academic success and is related to parents' attitudes toward education. Moreover, according to the expectancy-value theory, parental expectations are linked to their children's perceptions of school, which, in turn, influences the way their children invest themselves in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Expectation, Parent Attitudes, Mathematics Achievement
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Parsons, Allison Ward; Parsons, Seth A.; Malloy, Jacquelynn A.; Gambrell, Linda B.; Marinak, Barbara A.; Reutzel, D. Ray; Applegate, Mary D.; Applegate, Anthony J.; Fawson, Parker C. – Elementary School Journal, 2018
This research explores upper elementary students' motivation to read fiction and nonfiction. Using expectancy-value theory, the researchers developed separate surveys to measure motivation to read fiction and nonfiction. Researchers administered surveys to 1,104 upper elementary students (grades 3-6) in multiple locations across the United States…
Descriptors: Fiction, Nonfiction, Elementary School Students, Student Motivation
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Fletcher, Tim; Lodewyk, Ken; Glover, Katie; Albione, Sandra – Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 2018
Purpose: To examine the experiences of a cohort of health and physical education teachers and consultants who were learning to become instructional coaches. Methods: Three surveys and three focus groups were administered to 14 participants over 9 months to consider their experiences of learning to become instructional coaches. Concepts from…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Health Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
Youse, Keith Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The current study examines predictors of math achievement and college graduation by integrating social learning theory and expectancy-value theory. Data came from a nationally-representative longitudinal database tracking 12,144 students over twelve years from 8th grade forward. Models for math achievement and college graduation were tested…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Socialization
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Bhavsar, Victoria Mundy – College Teaching, 2020
This paper describes a reading assignment that resulted in students completing 80-90% of the assigned reading in a content-heavy science course taught in a flipped format. Students reported almost unanimously that the assignment was valuable in helping them learn the material, and a majority reported that other professors should adopt a similar…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Video Technology, Homework, Reading Habits
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Zwanch, Karen; Mullins, Brooke; Fortune, Nicholas; Keene, Karen – Investigations in Mathematics Learning, 2021
Students' perceptions of the mathematics classroom environment have been linked to both cognitive and affective outcomes, as has inquiry-oriented instruction (IOI). The purpose of this mixed methods study is to determine what undergraduate students' perceptions of inquiry-oriented differential equations are, and the extent to which their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Clemons, Christopher A.; McKibben, Jason; Lindner, James – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2021
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, school-based agriculture education (SBAE) was framed within a traditional approach to teaching and learning; teachers and students shared classrooms, met learning objectives, and promoted their local FFA programs. This study address the degrees of personal and professional motivation experienced by secondary…
Descriptors: Teacher Motivation, Agriculture Teachers, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Ulitzsch, Esther; Penk, Christiane; von Davier, Matthias; Pohl, Steffi – Educational Assessment, 2021
Identifying and considering test-taking effort is of utmost importance for drawing valid inferences on examinee competency in low-stakes tests. Different approaches exist for doing so. The speed-accuracy+engagement model aims at identifying non-effortful test-taking behavior in terms of nonresponse and rapid guessing based on responses and…
Descriptors: Response Style (Tests), Guessing (Tests), Reaction Time, Measurement Techniques
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Powers, Tim E.; Watt, Helen M. G. – Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Although apprenticeships ease the school-to-work transition for youth, many apprentices seriously consider dropping out. While associated with noncompletions, dropout considerations are important to study in their own right, because they reflect a negative quality of apprenticeship experience and can impact apprentices' quality of learning and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Potential Dropouts, Prediction, Vocational Interests
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