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Academic achievement

2014

Western Connecticut State University

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An Investigation Of High School Students’ And Teachers’ Perceptions Of Academic Achievement And Underachievement, Natalie Ann Morales Aug 2014

An Investigation Of High School Students’ And Teachers’ Perceptions Of Academic Achievement And Underachievement, Natalie Ann Morales

Education Dissertations

This study investigated high school students’ and teachers’ perceptions of academic self-perception, environmental perceptions, goal valuation, and motivation/self-regulation as factors affecting students’ academic achievement. A two-way MANOVA was conducted to determine if high school students’ gender and academic programs, Non-Honors/Non-Advanced Placement (AP) and Honors/Advanced Placement (AP), differed in their perceptions of academic self-perception, attitudes towards teachers and classes, attitudes towards school, goal valuation, and motivation/self-regulation using the School Attitude Assessment Survey-Revised. Students in the Honors/AP program had higher levels of academic self-perception and motivation/self-regulation than Non-Honors/Non-AP students’ results. Females had higher levels of ...


The Relationships Of Body Weight Category On School-Related Factors, Suzanne A. Marsan Aug 2014

The Relationships Of Body Weight Category On School-Related Factors, Suzanne A. Marsan

Education Dissertations

This study examined the relationships between Weight Category (healthy-weight and overweight/obese) of middle school students and school-related factors such as academic achievement, number of school absences, student engagement, student self-beliefs, and student interpersonal support. A sample of convenience of teachers (n = 20) and students (n = 227) was taken from a middle school in Connecticut. The teacher participants completed the RAPS-TM for each student in the study which measured teacher perception of student engagement in language arts and mathematics learning activities. The student participants completed the RAPS-SM which measured student perceptions of engagement, self-beliefs, and interpersonal support. In addition, the ...