ERIC Number: EJ1228130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' Perceptions of Mathematics Classroom Learning Environments: Measurement and Associations with Achievement
Aluri, Venkata L. N.; Fraser, Barry J.
Learning Environments Research, v22 n3 p409-426 Oct 2019
In this study, we measured students' perceptions of mathematics classroom learning environment and investigated their associations with students' achievement. The Mathematics-Related Constructivist-Oriented Classroom Learning Environment Survey (MCOLES) was developed with seven dimensions and 56 items, using theories surrounding classroom learning environment. For a sample of 423 grade 10 students from five schools in India, we validated the MCOLES by exploratory factor analysis and then by confirmatory factor analysis, which suggested the exclusion of 11 items and yielded an 11-factor solution. For achievement on a topic taught, mainly medium correlations emerged with the learning environment factors, suggesting practical implications for classroom teaching. This study is methodologically significant in proposing and validating the new MCOLES for measuring classroom learning environments in secondary-school mathematics.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Environment, Correlation, Grade 10, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematics Achievement, Secondary School Students, School Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: India