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dc.contributor.authorKim, M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSong J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:56:17Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:56:17Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn1305-8215
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/22157
dc.description.abstractMany models in science education have tried to clarify the causal relationships of affective variables on student performance, by presenting theoretical models, exploratory SEM (structural equation models), and confirmatory SEM. Based on the literature, the recent AS-TI-CU model scrutinised the most robust stimuli of conceptual understanding (CU): intrinsic attitude towards science (AS) and topic interest (TI). However, the confirmatory model has not been extended to estimate how students achieve in the secondary science or in Korea where student's disengagement in science is prevalent. Sampling 10 th- and 11 th-graders in Korea (N = 219), this study thus aims to clarify how the forth factor "school achievement (SA)" interacts in the structural equation modelling. The multiple-group SEM analysis in AMOS7 reveals that student's intrinsic AS stimulates their school achievement in both graders and that their topic interest abnormally discourages school achievement only in the 11 th-graders. The findings provide explanations for the latent threats of negative attitudes and for the "age 14's dip". Lastly, how to form a theory of persuasion of attitude change is discussed for a further research question.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleEurasia: Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Educationen_US
dc.subjectAchievementen_US
dc.subjectConceptual understandingen_US
dc.subjectDichotomous attitudesen_US
dc.subjectPersuasion of attitude changeen_US
dc.subjectTopic interesten_US
dc.titleA Confirmatory structural equation model of achievement estimated by dichotomous attitudes, interest, and conceptual understandingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentGraduate School of Educationen_US
dc.citation.spage271en_US
dc.citation.epage285en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber6en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.publisherEurasia Publishing Houseen_US


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