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Factors Affecting Student Motivation and Achievement in Science in Selected Middle School Eighth Grade Classes

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Bullock, Naomi J


DissertationDoctor of Education (EdD)Educational LeadershipThis study examines factors that affect student motivation and achievement in the middle school eighth grade science classroom, including, teacher-student relationships, student-peer relationships, teacher expectations in science, student preference of instructional delivery (labs vs. lecture), teacher demographics (experience at local school, professional experience, qualifications, age range), and student perceptions of teacher expectations in science. One hundred fifty survey participants were used in this quantitative study which included an analysis of the independent variables affecting student motivation and academic achievement. The findings of this study determined that there is a statistically significant relationship between student motivation and student perceptions of teacher expectations, actual teacher expectations, teacher’s age, teacher’s highest level of education, and whether or not a student received free or reduced lunch.Electronic theses & dissertations collection for Atlanta University & Clark Atlanta University
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2017 05 22
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