The effects of family resources, learning attitudes and class interaction on academic performances by using structure equation modeling

Chia Chun Hsiao, Yuk Ying Tung, Meng Shya Rau

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find out the relationships among family resources, learning attitudes, class interaction, and academic performances. Sample, including 3,214 freshmen of junior high school students, was drawn from Surveys of Taiwan Education Panel Survey in 2001. According to the results of previous empirical research, the study tried to build up a causal model of family resources as an exogenous variable and academic performances as an endogenous variable. Moreover, in the model, the impact of class interaction and learning attitudes also played a role of mediated variables. The findings of the study showed that students who had more family resources were more likely to have higher learning attitudes, but lower academic performances. Additionally, there were inverse relationships between class interaction and academic performances. Learning attitudes also directly influenced the situation of class interaction and academic performances. Finally, class interaction had mediated effects on the relationships among family resources, learning attitudes, and academic performances. This study also proposed some relevant suggestions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-162
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Research in Education Sciences
Volume54
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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