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ERIC Number: EJ1203281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
The Role of Beliefs and Motivational Variables in Enhancing Word Problem Solving
Pongsakdi, Nonmanut; Laakkonen, Eero; Laine, Teija; Veermans, Koen; Hannula-Sormunen, Minna M.; Lehtinen, Erno
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v63 n2 p179-197 2019
A Word Problem Enrichment programme (WPE) has been found to increase student word problem solving performance when facing non-routine and application problems. However, it is unknown if the WPE has an impact on student beliefs about word problem solving and how the WPE works for students with different motivation in learning mathematics. This study investigated the impact of the WPE on student beliefs about word problem solving by using Latent Profile Analysis and Structural Equation Modelling to analyse relations among the different cognitive, motivation, and belief factors. A total of 170 fourth- and sixth-grade students from elementary schools participated. Results showed that the effects of WPE are various depending on students' initial motivation level. The impacts of the WPE on student beliefs were found only in students with a low initial motivation level, while its impacts on student problem-solving performance were found only in students with a high initial motivation level.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 6; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland