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ERIC Number: ED506765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar-25
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Motivational Factors Contributing to Turkish High School Students' Achievement in Gases and Chemical Reactions
Kadioglu, Cansel; Uzuntiryaki, Esen
Online Submission, Paper presented at American Educational Research Association (AERA) (New York, NY, Mar 24-28, 2008)
This study aimed to investigate the contribution of motivational factors to 10th grade students' achievement in gases and chemical reactions in chemistry. Three hundred fifty nine 10th grade students participated in the study. The Gases and Chemical Reactions Achievement Test and the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire were administered to measure students' achievement level and motivational orientations, respectively. The motivational constructs studied were intrinsic goal orientation, extrinsic goal orientation, task value, control of learning beliefs, self-efficacy for learning and performance, and test anxiety. Multiple Regression Correlation analysis indicated that the constructs of intrinsic goal orientation, self-efficacy for learning and performance, and test anxiety each made a statistically significant contribution to the students' achievement. Suggestions for further research are provided. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey