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Clarification of the Direction of the Affect-Achievement Relationship in Science [microform] / Keith F. Punch and Leonie J. Rennie
Bib ID 5503217
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Punch, Keith F
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1989 
25 p. 
Summary

This paper reports the results of a longitudinal study of the relationship between affect and achievement in high school science. The conceptual model for science-related affect proposes that students' enjoyment in, and enthusiasm for science are determined by their perceptions of their past performance in science, their expected future performance in science, and the perceived usefulness to them of science at school. Data were collected from 342 grade 8 students in their first year of high school at two urban middle class schools in Australia. Students studied three topics in each of the three terms of the academic year. Multiple linear regression was used to examine the direction of the relationship between science-related affect and achievement and to apportion variance common between previous and subsequent achievement and the components of science-related affect. It was found that affect is related more strongly to previous than to subsequent achievement, and that students' perceptions of their past performance in science form the most important component variable of science-related affect associated with both previous and subsequent achievement. (YP)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (62nd, San Francisco, CA, March 30-April 1, 1989). Drawings may not reproduce well.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Affective Measures.  |  Attitude Measures.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Grade 8.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Multiple Regression Analysis.  |  Predictor Variables.  |  Science Achievement.  |  Science Education.  |  Science Interests.  |  Secondary School Science.  |  Science Education Research  |  Australia (Western Australia)
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
Other authors/contributors Rennie, Leonie Jean author
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