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Ker, H. W. – Educational Psychology, 2016
Reports from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) consistently show that there is a substantial gap in average mathematics achievement between Singapore and the USA. This study conducts an exploratory comparative investigation on the multilevel factors influencing the mathematics achievement of students from these two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, International Assessment, Mathematics Tests
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Lee, Kerry; Ning, Flora; Goh, Hui Chin – Educational Psychology, 2014
Although the effects of achievement goals and working memory on academic performance are well established, it is not clear whether they jointly affect academic performance. Children from Primary 4 and 6 (N = 608) were administered (a) measures of working memory and updating from the automated working memory battery and a running span task, (b)…
Descriptors: Mathematics Tests, Mathematics Achievement, Mastery Learning, Goal Orientation
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Luo, Wenshu; Lee, Kerry; Ng, Pak Tee; Ong, Joanne Xiao Wei – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigated the relationships of students' incremental beliefs of math ability to their achievement emotions, classroom engagement and math achievement. A sample of 273 secondary students in Singapore were administered measures of incremental beliefs of math ability, math enjoyment, pride, boredom and anxiety, as well as math classroom…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Ability, Mathematics Achievement, Correlation