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Selected Student Characteristics and Science Achievement in a Mid-Sized Secondary School

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1991
Summary:
For 306 twelfth grade students, secondary science achievement by sex, race, and socioeconomic status (SES) was compared using analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the relationship of a set of 22 predictor variables to science achievement was investigated using multiple linear regression. That the reduced regression model with its primarily cognitive characteristics exhibited the highest significant correlation coefficients in predicting science achievement for low SES, black students is a finding that is at odds with much of the current literature, as is also the finding that females outperform males in science achievement. These anomalies, along with the implications of differences in science achievement based on sex and race, are discussed.
Title: Selected Student Characteristics and Science Achievement in a Mid-Sized Secondary School.
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Name(s): McDonald, Jack
Morris, John D., Thesis advisor
Weppner, Daniel B., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 1991
Date Issued: 1991
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 249 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: For 306 twelfth grade students, secondary science achievement by sex, race, and socioeconomic status (SES) was compared using analysis of variance (ANOVA), and the relationship of a set of 22 predictor variables to science achievement was investigated using multiple linear regression. That the reduced regression model with its primarily cognitive characteristics exhibited the highest significant correlation coefficients in predicting science achievement for low SES, black students is a finding that is at odds with much of the current literature, as is also the finding that females outperform males in science achievement. These anomalies, along with the implications of differences in science achievement based on sex and race, are discussed.
Identifier: FA00000677 (IID)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1991.
College of Education
Subject(s): Science--Study and teaching (Secondary)
Academic achievement--Evaluation
High school students--United States
Motivation in education
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