Social capital structural modelling in mathematical literacy / Kor Liew Kee ...[et al.]

Kor, Liew Kee and Ahmad, Rosidah and Ali, Siti Meriam and Chuah, Jacqueline Bee Peng (2014) Social capital structural modelling in mathematical literacy / Kor Liew Kee ...[et al.]. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)

Abstract

This study proposed a model that integrates social capital in predicting mathematical literacy (ML). A five-factor (parents, family, teacher, friend and the Internet) 16-item social capital model measured in Likert scales ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 10 (strongly agreed) was developed and validated. A Mathematics Literacy Test consisted of questions selected from PISA 2006 released mathematics items was administered. A sample of 1021 respondents from 11 secondary schools was selected. Structural Equation Modelling (SEM using AMOS 22) was employed to test the measurement model and the structural model. Results showed that the factor loadings of all five-factor were above 0.6. The goodness-of-fit test indicated the fit indices GFI = 0.934, AGFI = 0.904, CFI = 0.934, NFI = 0.903 and RMSEA= 0.070 met the criteria set for model fit. The hypothesis testing supported the effect of the Internet and home economic capital, and the teacher factor on the ML. Parent, the Internet, and family as mediators had a negative effect on the relationship between parents’ educational attainment level and ML. It is relevant that we included the Internet as an additional social capital factor when striving to compete for global educational excellence in this information age.

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Item Type: Research Reports
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Kor, Liew Kee
korlk564@kedah.uitm.edu.my
Ahmad, Rosidah
UNSPECIFIED
Ali, Siti Meriam
UNSPECIFIED
Chuah, Jacqueline Bee Peng
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational psychology
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning. Learning strategies
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Learning ability
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Kedah > Sg Petani Campus > Research Management Institute (RMI), UiTM Cawangan Kedah
Keywords: Social capital; Mathematical; Literacy
Date: December 2014
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/19659
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