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Cleveland State University

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Explaining Math Achievement;Personality, Motivation, And Trust, Ebru Kilic-Bebek Jan 2009

Explaining Math Achievement;Personality, Motivation, And Trust, Ebru Kilic-Bebek

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This study investigated the statistical significance of student trust next to the well-tested constructs of personality and motivation to determine whether trust is a significant predictor of course achievement in college math courses. Participants were 175 students who were taking undergraduate math courses in an urban public university. The Mini-Markers (Saucier, 1994), an adapted Student Trust Survey (Barnes, Adams & Forsyth, 2004, April), and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia & McKeachie, 1991) were used to measure students' Big-Five personality factors, trust in their math instructor, and motivational beliefs and strategies for their learning and performance in one of ...