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Demir, Ergül – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
In this study, the aim was to construct a significant structural measurement model comparing students' affective characteristics with their mathematic achievement. According to this model, the aim was to test the measurement invariances between gender sub-groups hierarchically. This study was conducted as basic and descriptive research. Secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measurement, Student Characteristics, Comparative Analysis
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Bellibas, Mehmet Sükrü – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Analysis of the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and student achievement has been prevalent in the literature, yet research focusing on the association between factors and the achievement of school populations with distinct categories of SES is limited. The purpose of the present study was to investigate various relevant student,…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Socioeconomic Background, Socioeconomic Status, Influences
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Callan, Gregory L.; Marchant, Gregory J.; Finch, W. Holmes; German, Rachel L. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
Learning strategies, such as memorization and elaboration strategies, have received both support and repudiation. The 2009 international PISA reading, science, and mathematics achievement test and survey of 15 year-olds in 65 countries was used. The findings indicated that self-reported use of learning strategies, which involve compensatory…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Comparative Education
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Usta, H. Gonca – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study aims to analyze the student and school level variables that affect students' self-efficacy levels in mathematics in China-Shanghai, Turkey, and Greece based on PISA 2012 results. In line with this purpose, the hierarchical linear regression model (HLM) was employed. The interschool variability is estimated at approximately 17% in…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Kalaycioglu, Dilara Bakan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2015
The purpose of this study is to examine relationships among the such variables as socioeconomic status, math self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics achievement using structural equation modeling. A sample group of 8,806 students from England, Greece, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the USA participated in the PISA 2012. To show how much…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socioeconomic Status, Self Efficacy, Mathematics Skills
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Ozer, Eren; Sezer, Renan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study offers a comparative analysis of questions found in Turkish, Singaporean, and American mathematics textbooks and workbooks based on topics covered in the 8th grade mathematics curriculum in Turkey. To this end, the study utilizes the 3-dimensional framework developed by Li. When the questions in the textbooks and workbooks…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Mathematics Materials, Textbook Content
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Kasapoglu, Koray – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This study aims to investigate which factors are associated with Turkey's 15-year-olds' scoring above the OECD average (493) on the PISA'09 reading assessment. Collected from a total of 4,996 15-year-old students from Turkey, data were analyzed by logistic regression analysis in order to model the data of students who were split into two: (1)…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, Reading Tests
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Yalçin, Seher; Tavsancil, Ezel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2014
This research aimed to determine the relative efficiency of the types of school common to three administrations of the PISA (2003-2006-2009) by comparing their results, along with the activities that are to be performed for inefficient school types and changes in the efficiency value of the school types by year. The comparative analysis was based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, School Effectiveness, Efficiency
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Bursal, Murat – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study investigated the change of the science academic achievement by grade level and gender where 222 elementary students' science and technology course scores between the 4th and 8th grades and science success percentages in 6th and 8th grades Level Determination Exam were longitudinally analyzed. Based on the findings of this study,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Science Achievement, Science Instruction, Age Differences
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Onemli, Mehmet; Yondem, Zeynep Deniz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of psychoeducational group study regarding self regulation in learning on motivational beliefs and academic success of students. Pre and post tests with control group design were used in this study. Participants of the study consisted of 10th grade students at Anatolian High School.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychoeducational Methods, Self Management, Student Motivation
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Kilic, Serpil; Cene, Erhan; Demir, Ibrahim – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2012
The purpose of this study was to examine learning strategies accounted for mathematics achievement across Turkey and neighboring countries. Turkey, Bulgaria, Greece, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation, Israel, Serbia, Romania and Jordan were involved in Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2009) study. Since other neighbors of Turkey…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Mathematics Tests, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Simsek, Cengiz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
Due to the frequent change in expectations from education/learning, youth, the educational system's most dynamic participants, are experiencing low-level motivation in education and learning, because of growth and psychological characteristics or sociological, economic, and other reasons. This negative process is pushing program-developers,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Psychological Characteristics, Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Aydin, Ayhan; Erdagf, Coskun; Tas, Nuray – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2011
In this study it is aimed to describe and evaluate comparatively the reading literacy exam results, the finance of education and schools, and socio-cultural status of parents in Turkey and the top-five OECD countries, Finland, Korea, Canada, Australia, New Zealand respectively, in the light reports and publications by OECD regarding PISA 2003 and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Literacy, Reading Skills