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Wang, Ya-Ling; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2019
Background: Despite the growing body of research on self-efficacy, previous studies have failed to clarify exactly how it is constructed. Meanwhile, the literature indicates that, in Taiwan, junior high school students tend to show lower self-efficacy in learning science compared with elementary and senior high school students. Purpose: This study…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Junior High School Students, Science Instruction, Resilience (Psychology)
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Liou, Pey-Yan – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2015
Background: The nature of technology has been rarely discussed despite the fact that technology plays an essential role in modern society. It is important to discuss students' concepts of the nature of technology, and further to advance their technological literacy and adaptation to modern society. There is a need to assess high school students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology, Student Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Liou, Pey-Yan; Kuo, Pei-Jung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2014
Background: Few studies have examined students' attitudinal perceptions of technology. There is no appropriate instrument to measure senior high school students' motivation and self-regulation toward technology learning among the current existing instruments in the field of technology education. Purpose: The present study is to validate an…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, High School Students, Technology Education, Measures (Individuals)
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Chiou, Guo-Li; Lee, Min-Hsien; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background and purpose: Knowing how students learn physics is a central goal of physics education. The major purpose of this study is to examine the strength of the predictive power of students' epistemic views and conceptions of learning in terms of their approaches to learning in physics. Sample, design and method: A total of 279 Taiwanese high…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Learning Strategies, Epistemology
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Lin, Tzung-Jin; Tsai, Chin-Chung – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2013
Background: Past studies have shown significant associations between students' conceptions of learning science and their science learning self-efficacy. However, in most of the studies, students' science learning self-efficacy has often been measured by a singular scale. Purpose: Extending the findings of these studies, the present study adopted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Self Efficacy, Science Education
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Chu, Yu-Chien; Reid, Norman – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2012
Background: A wide range of studies has offered suggestions why genetics is difficult and some of their key findings are summarised. Underpinning all of this is the way the brain works when handling information. The limitations of working memory capacity offer an interpretation of these difficulties. Purpose: The aim is to confirm that working…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Association Measures