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A Longitudinal Study on Summer Activities of TEPS Dataset



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The summer vacation of each academic year seems to be very short, but students will experience at least up to six times in school. During this period, some students are often found in the summer learning loss, thus this hidden phenomenon caused the Matthew effect. This study, under the afore mentioned background, is trying to investigate what activities student engaged within summer time slot will affect them. Through the 2,868 samples taken from the long-term tracking database "Taiwan Education Panel Survey" (TEPS), a multivariate latent growth model of structural equation model (SEM) was conducted based on the frequency of the three types of activities carried out during students' summer vacation. The results showed a pity helpful on the students' earlier stage comprehensive analytical ability by tutoring, but no effect was shown from the long-term tutoring. Besides, often playing games or access internet more than 2 hours would also only impact on students' earlier comprehensive analytical ability, there was no direct relationship enduring for such behaviours. Among these activities, it was found that the frequency of reading extracurricular books had perennial benefit on their starting point and slope of growth. While the better academic performance on the starting point, the slower growth rate was shown. Based on the above research results, some conclusions and related recommendations were proposed for reference.