Classroom environment, students' perceptions of assessment, academic efficacy and attitude to science: a LISREL analysis

Dorman, Jeff and Waldrip, Bruce and Fisher, Darrell L. (2006) Classroom environment, students' perceptions of assessment, academic efficacy and attitude to science: a LISREL analysis. In: NARST 2006 Annual Meeting: Learning Science in Formal and Informal Contexts, 3-6 April 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.

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This chapter reports a study linking students' perceptions of learning environments and assessment with academic efficacy and attitude to science in Australian secondary
schools. Five scales of the What Is Happening In this Class questionnaire were used to assess the learning environment. A specially validated instrument, the Students' Perceptions of Assessment Questionnaire assessed five assessment characteristics: Congruence with Planned Learning, Authenticity, Student Consultation, Transparency and Diversity. Scales to assess attitude to science and one academic efficacy scale were employed as outcome measures. MUltiple regression and structural equation modelling with LISREL 8.3 were used to study relationships among these variables and the extent to which a postulated model fitted the data. Results showed that classroom environment and student perceptions of assessment were significant positive predictors of academic efficacy and attitude to science.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 12:28
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2010 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: classroom environment; computer-assisted instruction; internet in education; LISREL
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130106 Secondary Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes

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