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Zhao, Ningning; Valcke, Martin; Desoete, Annemie; Zhu, Chang; Sang, Guoyuan; Verhaeghe, JeanPierre – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2014
The present study aims at exploring predictors influencing mathematics performance. In particular, the study focuses on internal students' characteristics (gender, age, metacognitive experience, mathematics self-efficacy) and external contextual factors (GDP of school location, parents' educational level, teachers' educational level, and teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students
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Nordhaug, Odd; Gooderham, Paul; Zhang, Xian; Liu, Yali; Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2010
The focus of this paper is on the work-related values, preferences, and future expectations among female students at two elite business schools in China and Norway. The paper argues that while gender theory predicts no significant differences between these two groups, both cultural and economic development theory imply fundamental differences. The…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Females
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Johnson, Lauri; Moller, Jorunn; Jacobson, Stephen L.; Wong, Kam Cheung – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2008
This article provides a cross-national perspective on successful school principalship in three countries derived from an analysis of case studies in the International Successful School Principalship Project (ISSPP). The ISSPP aims to investigate the characteristics, processes and effects of successful school leadership across eight countries (i.e.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Hagtvet, Knut A.; Zuo, Li – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Used the domain sampling model of generalizability theory to study ways of improving a construct measure, the Achievement Motives Scale (AMS) (R. Nygard and T. Gjesme, 1973). AMS results for 504 Chinese high school students and 252 U.S. graduate students are the basis for suggestions to improve the two language versions' approximations to the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Generalizability Theory, Graduate Students