NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1107875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2301-251X
Perceived Teacher Factors in Relation to Students' Achievement-Related Outcomes in Science Classrooms in Elementary School
Sakiz, Gönül
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v3 n2 p115-129 2015
The purpose of the current study was to investigate the roles that perceived teacher affective support (PTAS), perceived teacher mastery goal orientation (PTMGO), academic emotions, self-efficacy and behavioural engagement play on students' science achievement in elementary school science classrooms. The potential relations of different levels of perceived teacher factors with students' achievement-related outcomes were also investigated. A total of 138 fourth- and fifth-grade students in Istanbul, Turkey were participated in the study. The data was analysed using hierarchical regression, univariate and post hoc analyses. Findings showed that PTAS, academic anxiety and academic self-efficacy were the significant predictors of students' science achievement in elementary school classrooms, controlling for gender and grade level. Students grouped in High PTAS/High PTMGO outperformed students in other groups and reported significantly greater sense of belonging, higher academic enjoyment, lower academic anxiety, greater academic self-efficacy and behavioural engagement and received higher science grades compared to students grouped in Low PTAS/Low PTMGO. Implications for research and school practice are discussed.
European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education. Eastern Mediterranean University, Farnagusta, TRNC, Mersin 10, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A