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Mathematics achievement and self-efficacy: Relations with motivation for mathematics

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JournalInternational Journal of Educational Research
DatePublished - 2015
Volume72
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)129-136
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

In this study we analyzed if teacher support and student self-efficacy mediated the relations between students’ grades in mathematics and different measures of mathematics motivation. Participants in the study were 823 Norwegian middle school students. Indicators of motivation were intrinsic motivation, effort, persistence, and help-seeking behavior. Data were analyzed by means of multiple regression and SEM analysis. The relations between students’ grades and motivation were partly mediated through emotional support and self-efficacy.

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  • Mathematics, Self-efficacy, Teacher support, Intrinsic motivation, Effort, Persistence, Help-seeking behavior

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