10.17608/k6.auckland.12049260.v1
Gavin Brown
Gavin
Brown
Trends in student motivation profiles in TIMSS Mathematics across 20 years: Insights from cluster analysis
The University of Auckland
2020
TIMSS
Cluster Analysis
motivational factors
self-efficacy beliefs
mathematics scores
value
Expectancy value model
Interesting effects
enjoyment
Grade 8
2020-03-30 23:22:44
Presentation
https://auckland.figshare.com/articles/presentation/Trends_in_student_motivation_profiles_in_TIMSS_Mathematics_across_20_years_Insights_from_cluster_analysis/12049260
This is a presentation at the Faculty of Education & Social Work outlining the methodology and results of a recently published book, of which I am a co-author. I report results for 2015 TIMSS Math survey study of student motivational attitudes and a classical 2-step cluster analysis of attitudinal mixes in 12 countries. Student self-reported self-efficacy, value for, and interest in mathematics scores are used to create clusters of respondents. Differences in demographic and outcome characteristics of the clusters are examined. We conclude that if a mixed profile exists it is better to have high self-efficacy in than high value for mathematics, in terms of achievement. We consider that this phenomenon helps explain why the motivational variables have such weak correlations with achievement.