The Resource Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland

Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland

Label
Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland
Title
Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
According to many researchers, literacy affects not only students' reading achievement, but also achievement in diverse subjects. To increase students' academic outcomes, as one of the ways to explain how to develop literacy education, many education researchers have focused on environmental factors supporting literacy education, primarily in the student's home. This study examined the effects of literacy environmental factors at home on students' academic achievement, self-concept, and attitude toward mathematics. The data used in this study were from Finland at the fourth grade level in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 and the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2011. Multiple regression analyses were performed for each dependent variable. The six independent variables which are parents' involvement in literacy learning, parents' highest level of education, early literacy education environment, the number of books, material sources, and students' gender together accounted for approximately 24% of variance in academic achievement in mathematics and affected mathematics academic achievement significantly based on the t statistics for regression coefficients. Early literacy education, parents' involvement in students' literacy learning, parents' highest level of education, the number of books, and students' gender accounted for approximately 8.7% of the variance in students' self-concept in mathematics. In the last analysis, only early literacy education environment and students' gender were significant to predict students' attitude toward mathematics with 1% of the variance. In this study, literacy education environmental factors had effects on explaining and developing all of the dependent variables. Especially, the early literacy education variable and students' gender were used as significant predictors on all dependent variables. In the future study, including the early literacy education, other environmental factors such as SES, parental attitude toward reading which could have a strong relationship with students' outcomes should be explored
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kim, Minsun
Degree
M.A.
Dissertation note
Thesis
Dissertation year
2013.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia,
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland
Instantiates
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Ze Wang
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876615811
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 60 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615811
Label
Effects of literacy environmental factors on fourth graders' mathematics-related outcomes in Finland
Publication
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Note
Advisor: Ze Wang
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
876615811
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 60 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)876615811

Library Locations

  • St. Louis Mercantile LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
    1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.710138 -90.311107
  • University ArchivesBorrow it
    703 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO, 65211, US
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis Libraries DepositoryBorrow it
    2908 Lemone Blvd, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
    38.919360 -92.291620
  • Ward E Barnes Education LibraryBorrow it
    8001 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
    38.707079 -90.311355
Processing Feedback ...