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Wolfle, Lee M. – American Educational Research Journal, 1980
Path analysis is defined for explicitly formulating theory, and for attaching quantitative estimates to causal effects thought to exist on a priori grounds. The four basic kinds of path models are illustrated: (1) recursive; (2) block; (3) block-recursive and (4) nonrecursive. (Author/GDC)
Descriptors: Etiology, Mathematical Models, Path Analysis, Research Design
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Kos, Raylene – American Educational Research Journal, 1991
Perceptions of four reading-disabled middle school students were examined to reveal factors that may have prevented progress in reading. The following were identified as contributors: (1) ineffective use of reading strategies; (2) student perceptions of their reading instruction; (3) reading-related stress; and (4) students' educational histories.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Etiology, Interviews, Junior High School Students
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Zimmerman, Barry J.; And Others – American Educational Research Journal, 1992
The causal role of students' self-efficacy beliefs and academic goals in self-motivated academic attainment was studied for 102 ninth and tenth graders (50 males and 52 females) using path analysis procedures. Perceived efficacy to achieve motivates academic attainment both directly and indirectly by influencing personal goal setting. (SLD)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Educational Objectives, Etiology, Grade 10
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Byrne, Barbara M. – American Educational Research Journal, 1994
This study investigated the impact of organizational and personality factors on three factors of teacher burnout: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accomplishment. Results with 3,044 elementary, intermediate, and secondary teachers demonstrate that teacher burnout is not a unidimensional construct. (SLD)
Descriptors: Causal Models, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Problems