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Journal of Research in Science Teaching
written by Victor Willson, Cheryl Ackerman, and Cesar Malave
The relationships among science and engineering attitude, physics conceptual understanding, and physics achievement were explored for a population of college freshman engineering students over two semesters. Gender and SAT-Quantitative measures were included as exogenous variables in a longitudinal path analysis. Attitude was theorized to predict achievement contemporaneously and at the next time point, while conceptual understanding was theorized to predict physics achievement contemporaneously and at the next time point. Each at one time was theorized to predict scores at the next time. A sample of 200 freshman engineering students participating in an integrated curriculum were assessed in September, December, and April (with a loss of 64 students) with the Force Concepts Inventory (FCI), Mechanics Baseline Test (MBT), and a locally developed attitude measure. The observed model indicated that the FCI predicted attitude at time 1 with no other paths between them, that FCI at time 1 predicted MBT at time 1 and time 2, FCI at time 2 predicted MBT at time 3, and MBT at time 1 predicted FCI at time 2. Gender and SAT-Quantitative scores were predictive only of FCI and MBT at time 1. Results supported an interactive model of conceptual understanding and achievement, with attitude largely irrelevant to the process for this population.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching: Volume 37, Issue 10, Pages 1112-1120
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- Cognition
- Societal Issues
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- Student Characteristics
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General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
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DOI:
10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10<1112::AID-TEA5>3.3.CO;2-D
Keywords:
Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Cognitive Development, College Freshmen, Concept Formation, Engineering Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Physics, Self Concept, Sex Differences
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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September 23, 2007 by Lyle Barbato
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V. Willson, C. Ackerman, and C. Malave, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (10), 1112 (2000), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10%3C1112::AID-TEA5%3E3.3.CO;2-D).
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V. Willson, C. Ackerman, and C. Malave, Cross-time attitudes, concept formation, and achievement in college freshman physics, J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37 (10), 1112 (2000), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10%3C1112::AID-TEA5%3E3.3.CO;2-D>.
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Willson, V., Ackerman, C., & Malave, C. (2000, November 27). Cross-time attitudes, concept formation, and achievement in college freshman physics. J. Res. Sci. Teaching, 37(10), 1112-1120. Retrieved December 15, 2017, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10%3C1112::AID-TEA5%3E3.3.CO;2-D
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Willson, V, C. Ackerman, and C. Malave. "Cross-time attitudes, concept formation, and achievement in college freshman physics." J. Res. Sci. Teaching. 37, no. 10, (November 27, 2000): 1112-1120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10%3C1112::AID-TEA5%3E3.3.CO;2-D (accessed 15 December 2017).
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Willson, Victor, Cheryl Ackerman, and Cesar Malave. "Cross-time attitudes, concept formation, and achievement in college freshman physics." J. Res. Sci. Teaching 37.10 (2000): 1112-1120. 15 Dec. 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/1098-2736(200012)37:10%3C1112::AID-TEA5%3E3.3.CO;2-D>.
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