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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Jill Norvilitis, Howard Reid, and Bret Norvilitis
Two studies examined students' intuitive physics ability and characteristics associated with physics competence. In Study 1, although many students did well on a physics quiz, more than 25% of students performed below levels predicted by chance. Better performance on the physics quiz was related to physics grades, highest level of math taken, and students' perceived scholastic competence, but was not related to a number of other hypothesized personality variables. Study 2 further explored personality and academic variables and also examined students' awareness of their own physics ability. Results indicate that the personality variables were again unrelated to ability, but narcissism may be related to subjects' estimates of knowledge. Also, academic variables and how important students think it is to understand the physical world are related to both measured and estimated physics proficiency.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 39, Issue 5, Pages 394-409
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© 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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10.1002/tea.10028
Keywords:
Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Physics, Science Education, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences
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J. Norvilitis, H. Reid, and B. Norvilitis, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 39 (5), 394 (2002), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10028).
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J. Norvilitis, H. Reid, and B. Norvilitis, Success in everyday physics: The role of personality and academic variables, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 39 (5), 394 (2002), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10028>.
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Norvilitis, J., Reid, H., & Norvilitis, B. (2002, April 12). Success in everyday physics: The role of personality and academic variables. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 39(5), 394-409. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10028
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Norvilitis, J, H. Reid, and B. Norvilitis. "Success in everyday physics: The role of personality and academic variables." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 39, no. 5, (April 12, 2002): 394-409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10028 (accessed 13 December 2017).
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Norvilitis, Jill, Howard Reid, and Bret Norvilitis. "Success in everyday physics: The role of personality and academic variables." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 39.5 (2002): 394-409. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/tea.10028>.
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