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Some predictors of student engagement in math


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Jelić Balta, Ivana. (2018). Some predictors of student engagement in math. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Pavlin-Bernardić, Nina].

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The aim of this study was to examine whether motivational variables (self-efficacy, task value and cost) and seeking social support, academic procrastination and test anxiety can predict students' engagement in math. Student engagement was defined as a multidimensional construct that consists of three components: bihevioral, cognitive and emotional. Participants were 333 second and third grade students from five different high schools. They completed a questionnaire containing a self-efficacy scale, selfregulatory efficacy scale, cost scale, task value scale, seeking social support scale, engagement scale, academic procrastination scale and test anxiety scale. Task value and academic procrastination were significant predictors of bihevioral engagement. Task value, academic procrastination and seeking social support were found to be significant predictors of cognitive engagement. Cost and test anxiety were significant predictors of emotional engagement. This combination of predictors was the most effective for predicting emotional and slightly less effective for predicting bihevioral and cognitive engagement.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: student engagement, mathematics, seeking social support, academic procrastination, test anxiety
Subjects: Psychology > Školska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Pavlin-Bernardić, Nina
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 11:38
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 11:38

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