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Predicting achievement in mathematics in adolescent students : the role of individual and social factors
Puklek Levpušček, Melita (Author), Zupančič, Maja (Author), Sočan, Gregor (Author)

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Abstract
The study examined individual factors and social factors that influence adolescent studentsʼ achievement in mathematics. The predictive model suggested direct positive effects of student intelligence, self-rated openness and parental education on achievement in mathematics, whereas direct effects of extraversion on measures of achievement were negative. Indirect positive effects of intelligence, self-rated conscientiousness, student-perceived mathematics teacherʼs press for understanding and mastery goal, and a negative effect of student-rated parental academic pressure on course achievement were mediated through the studentsʼ self-efficacy in mathematics. The findings highlight the important role that individual differences in ability and personality, as well as student perceptions of parent and teacher academically related variables, play in the studentsʼ performance in mathematics.

Language:English
Keywords:matematika, starši, mladostniki, učitelji, učenci, starševsko vključevanje, individualne razlike, učna uspešnost, prepričanja, adolescents, academic achievement, mathematics, teachers, students, parental involvement, parents, individual differences
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.01 - Original Scientific Article
Organization:FF - Faculty of Arts
Year:2013
Number of pages:str. 523-551
Numbering:Vol. 33, no. 4
UDC:37.015.3:159.953.5
ISSN on article:0272-4316
DOI:10.1177/0272431612450949 Link is opened in a new window
COBISS.SI-ID:49405794 Link is opened in a new window
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Title:#The #Journal of Early Adolescence
Shortened title:J. early adolesc.
Publisher:Sage periodical press
ISSN:0272-4316
COBISS.SI-ID:777033 This link opens in a new window

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