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Nguyen, Thuyuyen H.; Newby, Michael; Skordi, Panayiotis G. – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Statistics is a required subject of study in many academic disciplines, including business, education and psychology, that causes problems for many students. This has long been recognised and there have been a number of studies into students' attitudes towards statistics, particularly statistical anxiety. However, none of these studies…
Descriptors: Statistics, Business Administration Education, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Téllez, Kip; Manthey, George – Learning Environments Research, 2015
Data suggest that teachers lack confidence in teaching English language learners (ELLs). Teachers' perceived shortcomings have been identified but little is known about why these perceptions exist or how they might be associated with broader measures of efficacy. We surveyed 578 Californian teachers of ELLs to explore the relations among teachers'…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy, English (Second Language)
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Taylor, Bret A.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2013
We investigated relationships between the learning environment and students' mathematics anxiety, as well as differences between the sexes in perceptions of learning environment and anxiety. A sample of 745 high-school students in 34 different mathematics classrooms in four high schools in Southern California was used to cross-validate the What Is…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Mathematics Instruction
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Ogbuehi, Philip I.; Fraser, Barry J. – Learning Environments Research, 2007
This study of middle-school students in California focused on the effectiveness of using innovative teaching strategies for enhancing the classroom environment, students' attitudes and conceptual development. A sample of 661 students from 22 classrooms in four inner city schools completed modified forms of the Constructivist Learning Environment…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Constructivism (Learning), Experimental Groups, Control Groups