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Motivational Profiles in TIMSS Mathematics

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-26183-2

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This open access book presents a person-centered exploration of student profiles, using variables related to motivation to do school mathematics derived from the IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) data. Statistical cluster analysis is used to identify groups of students with similar motivational profiles, across grades and over time, for multiple participating countries. In this book, a person-centered analysis of distinct and meaningful motivational profiles and their differences on sociodemographic variables and mathematics performance broadens understanding about the role that motivation characteristics play in learning and achievement in mathematics.

Subject: Education / Assessment, Testing and Evaluation / Educational Psychology / Statistics for Social Sciences, Humanities, Law / International and Comparative Education / International large-scale educational assessments / IEA / Cross-cultural education research / Achievement motivation / Mathematics achievement / Motivation, affect and attitudes / School mathematics / Cluster analysis / TIMSS data / Learning and achievement in mathematics / Motivation profiles / Mathematics self-confidence / Enjoyment of mathematics / Students value mathematics / Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study