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ERIC Number: EJ1086553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1450-104X
Views of Middle School Students on Homework Assignments in Science Courses
Deveci, I.; Onder, I.
Science Education International, v26 n4 p539-556 2015
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the views of the students on homework assignments for science courses. Survey method was adopted for this study. The sample for the study was composed of 1584 seventh and eighth grade students from middle schools. The views of the students regarding homework assignments for science and technology courses were collected through a "Student Homework Scale" developed by Deveci and Önder (2013a). The instrument includes three subscales: function, attitude and behaviour. Total scores on the scale were analysed using three subscales. T-test and ANOVA test were used for data analysis. According to the analysis results, it was observed that function scores of female students were higher than for male students when the scores for function, attitude and behaviour subscales were investigated according to gender. Moreover, students who allocated more time for reading, doing homework and research got higher scores in each subscale compared with students who allocated less time. Students who allocated time for private teaching institutions, private courses, TV and PC games had lower behaviour scores than the students who allocated less time for such activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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