id: 06606573
dt: a
an: 2016d.00177
au: Kanyongo, Gibbs Y.; Schreiber, James B.
ti: A structural equation model explaining 6th grade mathematics achievement
using SACMEQ III data.
so: Rogerson, Alan (ed.), The mathematics education for the future project.
Proceedings of the 13th international conference ‘Mathematics
education in a connected world’, Catania, Sicily, Italy, September
16‒21, 2015. Münster: WTM-Verlag (ISBN 978-3-942197-44-1/pbk;
978-3-942197-86-1/ebook). Conference Proceedings in Mathematics
Education 1, 189-197 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Münster: WTM-Verlag
la: EN
cc: C33 C63
ut: achievement; family background; demographic variables; homework explained;
socio-economic status; extra tuition
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: This study utilized structural equation modeling to explain
mathematics achievement among 6th grade students in Zimbabwe using the
Southern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ)
III data. Specifically, the study looked at family background and
demographic variables and how they are related to mathematics
achievement. The variables included in the model are: homework
explained, socio-economic status, number of meals per day, extra
tuition, help with homework, given homework, homework corrected,
parents’ education, home quality and gender. To fit the model, a
path-analytic model using Lavaan Beta 2.1 in R with maximum likelihood
estimation with robust standard errors was used. Results showed that
the final model was a slightly better fitting model than the
hypothesized as measured by three core fit indices, $\mathrm{TLI}=.99$,
$\mathrm{CFI}=.99$, $\mathrm{RMSEA}=.012$ $\mathrm{CI}(0.0,0.54)$.
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