황성환 Hwang Sunghwan , 손태권 Son Taekwon

DOI: JANT Vol.23(No.4) 175-189, 2020

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the structural relationships between elementary teachers’ mathematics instruction, teachers’ mathematics teaching efficacy, students’ mathematical interest, and mathematics achievement. To achieve this goal, we used TIMSS 2015 Korean data and implemented multilevel structural equation modeling given that student data were nested within the school data. The findings reveled that at the student level, the instructional quality rated by students positively affected student mathematical interest. Additionally, student mathematical interest positively affected student mathematics achievement. Although the direct effect of instructional quality on student mathematics achievement was insignificant, the total was significant. At the school level, there were positive direct effects of instructional quality and teacher’s mathematics teaching efficacy on student mathematical interest. The direct effects of instructional quality, teachers’ mathematics teaching efficacy, and student mathematical interest on mathematics achievement were not significant. However, the total effects of instructional quality and teachers’ mathematics teaching efficacy on mathematics achievement were significant. Based on the results, we discussed the implications of the study.