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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
The purpose of the current research was to develop an instrument for high school students aiming to explore the satisfaction and frustration of their basic psychological needs of autonomy, relatedness, and competence while learning science and to investigate their relation to self-efficacy in science learning. This research involves two studies.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Psychological Needs, Science Education
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Lee, Min-Hsien; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Wu, Ying-Tien; Chiou, Guo-Li; Hsu, Chung-Yuan; Wang, Chia-Yu; Lin, Jing-Wen; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2020
In the field of science education, laboratory learning environment has gained renewed interest in the recent decade. This study aimed to investigate the relationships among students' conceptions of science laboratory learning, perceptions of the science laboratory learning environment, and their academic self-efficacy in science learning by…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Attitudes, Science Laboratories, Science Education
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Li, Mang; Zheng, Chunping; Liang, Jyh-Chong; Zhang, Yun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
This study explored the structural relationships among secondary school students' conceptions, self-regulation, and strategies of learning science in mainland China. Three questionnaires, namely conceptions of learning science (COLS), self-regulation of learning science (SROLS), and strategies of learning science (SLS) were developed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, Student Attitudes
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Tang, Kai-Yu; Wang, Chia-Yu; Chang, Hsin-Yi; Chen, Sufen; Lo, Hao-Chang; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2016
The issues of metacognitive scaffolding in science education (MSiSE) have become increasingly popular and important. Differing from previous content reviews, this study proposes a series of quantitative computer-based analyses by integrating document co-citation analysis, social network analysis, and exploratory factor analysis to explore the…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Science Education, Statistical Analysis, Documentation
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Ho, Hsin Ning Jessie; Tsai, Meng-Jung; Wang, Ching-Yeh; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2014
This study employed eye-tracking technology to examine how students with different levels of prior knowledge process text and data diagrams when reading a web-based scientific report. Students' visual behaviors were tracked and recorded when they read a report demonstrating the relationship between the greenhouse effect and global climate…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Prior Learning, Knowledge Level, Cognitive Processes
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2013
In the past, students' science learning self-efficacy (SLSE) was usually measured by questionnaires that consisted of only a single scale, which might be insufficient to fully understand their SLSE. In this study, a multi-dimensional instrument, the SLSE instrument, was developed and validated to assess students' SLSE based on the previous…
Descriptors: High School Students, Science Education, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Tzu-Chien; Lin, Yi-Chun; Tsai, Chin-Chung – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2009
Correlation is an essential concept in statistics; however, students may hold misconceptions about correlation, even after receiving instruction. This study aimed to elucidate (1) the misconceptions held by senior high school students about correlation, using the tool of concept mapping along with interviewing, (2) the possible causes of these…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, High Schools, Mathematical Concepts, Misconceptions