The Resource Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses, by Bridgett B. Henry

Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses, by Bridgett B. Henry

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Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses
Title
Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses
Statement of responsibility
by Bridgett B. Henry
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to determine why some academically able students self-selecting to enroll in academically rigorous courses were underachieving. Participants in the study were 169 eleventh and twelfth grade (74 male and 95 female) students attending Torrance West High School and enrolled in: English 1 Honor; English 2 Honors; English 3 Honors; English 4 AP: English Literature AP, Geometry Honors; Algebra 2 Honors; or Pre-Calculus Honors. Participants independently completed a 45-item questionnaire measuring their cognitions (self-efficacy, motivation and self-regulation, goal valuation), their behaviors (attitudes towards teachers and classes, attitudes towards school), and their environment (parental expectations).; Results from the study support current research regarding the motivational and behavioral factors impacting academic achievement. Comparisons of under achieving students (receiving a final grade of C or lower) and high achieving students (those receiving a final grade of A or B) revealed that the two subgroups differed significantly in their self-efficacy, goal valuation and motivation and self-regulation, attitudes towards their school, their teachers, and their classes. Pearson correlations coefficients found significant correlations among all cognitive and behavioral variables, and hierarchical multiple regression analyses were conducted and self-efficacy and goal valuation were the only variables found to be related to students final grade. Self-efficacy contributed 12.3% of the variance of students' final grades, while goal valuation contributed 4.3% of the variance of students' final grades. These variables contributed a total of 16.7% of the variance. These results suggest that students' cognitive processes positively mediate their academic performance, which, in turn is strongly related to their final grades in advanced placement and honors courses
Cataloging source
MUU
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Henry, Bridgett B
Degree
Ed. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2806
LC item number
.H454 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Dembo, Myron H.
  • University of Southern California
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  • Educational leadership
  • Academic achievement
  • Advanced placement programs (Education)
  • High schools
  • High school students
  • High school students
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Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses, by Bridgett B. Henry
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
868227784
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vii, 155 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868227784
Label
Factors influencing student achievement in advanced placement and honors courses, by Bridgett B. Henry
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
868227784
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
vii, 155 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)868227784

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