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Zhang, Jian; Qiao, Fangbin; Li, Binbin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In many Chinese universities and colleges, female students outperform male students in social science subjects. This paper presents a case study, which examines gender difference in economic education in a Chinese university. We look at a sample of students from the Chinese university and find that holding constant observed student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Economics Education, Gender Differences
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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine students' affective commitment toward Singapore. Affective commitment refers to the sense of attachment to the nation state. The sample was taken from 286 students in a primary school. In the first section of the paper, we described the design of a Likert-type Affective Commitment to Country questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Validity, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
We examine the effects of family structures and processes on student achievement in Hong Kong. Specifically, we show that the negative effects of single parenthood in past studies are not universal. In Hong Kong, 4,405 15-year-old students completed a questionnaire, and tests in reading, mathematics and science. We analysed the data using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Family Structure