The Co-Development of Science, Math, and Language Interest Among Spanish and Finnish Secondary School Students

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Sainz , M , Upadyaya , K & Salmela-Aro , K 2021 , ' The Co-Development of Science, Math, and Language Interest Among Spanish and Finnish Secondary School Students ' , Frontiers in education , vol. 6 , 684543 . https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.684543

Title: The Co-Development of Science, Math, and Language Interest Among Spanish and Finnish Secondary School Students
Author: Sainz, Milagros; Upadyaya, Katja; Salmela-Aro, Katariina
Contributor organization: Department of Education
Date: 2021-08-16
Language: eng
Number of pages: 9
Belongs to series: Frontiers in education
ISSN: 2504-284X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2021.684543
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/339155
Abstract: The present two studies with a 3-year longitudinal design examined the co-development of science, math, and language (e.g., Spanish/Finnish) interest among 1,317 Spanish and 804 Finnish secondary school students across their transition to post-compulsory secondary education, taking into account the role of gender, performance, and socioeconomic status (SES). The research questions were analyzed with parallel process latent growth curve (LGC) modeling. The results showed that Spanish students' interest in each domain slightly decreased over time, whereas Finnish students experienced an overall high and relatively stable level of interest in all domains. Further, boys showed greater interest in math and science in both countries, whereas girls reported having a greater interest in languages. Moreover, Spanish and Finnish students with high academic achievement typically experienced high interest in different domains, however, some declines in their interest occurred later on.
Subject: achievement
interest development
gender differences
languages
science
transitions
SELF-CONCEPT
GENDER
ACHIEVEMENT
VALUES
EXPECTANCY
ABILITY
GRADES
FAMILY
515 Psychology
516 Educational sciences
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
Usage restriction: openAccess
Self-archived version: publishedVersion


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