An analysis on selected factors contributing to science and mathematics achievement among secondary school students in two SEAMEO member countries

Roger Awang, and Lay, Yoon Fah (2013) An analysis on selected factors contributing to science and mathematics achievement among secondary school students in two SEAMEO member countries. Jurnal Teknologi ( Social Sciences ), 63 (2). pp. 109-116. ISSN 2180-3722

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Abstract

This paper sets out to examine critically the effects of selected factors contributing to science and mathematics achievement among 8th grade students in Malaysia and Singapore. The Trend in International Science and Mathematics Study (TIMSS) 2007 database was utilized to explore a) if there were correlations between students receiving additional support and/or gaining exposure from academic related enrichment activities at home and schools with their science and mathematics achievement and, b) How well do the knowledge/skills gained from the use of technological tools and Internet contribute towards their science and mathematics achievement among Malaysian and Singaporean Grade 8 students. The sample consists of 4,466 students from Malaysia and 4,599 students from Singapore who participated in the TIMSS 2007 assessment. This study will provide some insights on why some students perform better than others in science and mathematics by highlighting the effect of additional support and/or exposure from academic related enrichment activities at home and schools, and the knowledge/skills gained from the use of technological tools and internet on students' science and mathematics achievement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic related enrichment activities, technological tools, science and mathematics achievement, TIMSS 2007
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Psychology and Education
Depositing User: Munira
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2018 11:57
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/18843

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