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Ngu, Bing Hiong; Chung, Siu Fung; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Educational Psychology, 2015
Central to equation solving is the maintenance of equivalence on both sides of the equation. However, when the process involves an interaction of multiple elements, solving an equation can impose a high cognitive load. The balance method requires operations on both sides of the equation, whereas the inverse method involves operations on one side…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Equations (Mathematics), Educational Psychology, Cognitive Processes
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Luo, Wenshu; Hogan, David J.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; Sheng, Yee Zher; Aye, Khin Maung – Educational Psychology, 2014
This study investigates attributional beliefs of Singapore secondary students in their English study and how they can be predicted by self-construal, competence and achievement goals. A total of 1,496 students were administered surveys on seven attributions, independent and interdependent self-construals, previous achievement, self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Seaton, Marjorie; Parker, Philip; Marsh, Herbert W.; Craven, Rhonda G.; Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Educational Psychology, 2014
Research suggests that motivated students and those with high academic self-concepts perform better academically. Although substantial evidence supports a reciprocal relation between academic self-concept and achievement, there is less evidence supporting a similar relation between achievement goal orientations and achievement. There is also a…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, High School Students
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M.; Ali, Jinnat – Educational Psychology, 2014
Students' motivation is known to be influenced by both internally referenced and externally referenced factors. Internally referenced factors include self-processes (sense of competence and affect), whereas externally referenced factors include significant others (parents, peers and teachers). Using the Facilitating Conditions Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, Student Motivation, White Students
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing – Educational Psychology, 2011
Students' self-concept and effort in schoolwork are known to have significant influences on essential academic outcomes, but self-concept and effort may decline as students grow up. Students from 16 schools in Sydney (N = 2200) were asked to rate on two self-concept components (competency and affect) and effort in schoolwork. Based on measures…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Factor Analysis, Gender Differences, Outcomes of Education
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Yeung, Alexander Seeshing; McInerney, Dennis M. – Educational Psychology, 2005
Students from a school in Hong Kong (n = 199) responded to 22 items asking about their school motivation and aspirations in a survey. Structural equation models found four school motivation factors consistent with the task, effort, competition, and praise scales of the Inventory of School Motivation, one education aspiration factor, one career…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 7, Statistical Analysis, Structural Equation Models