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ERIC Number: EJ1110242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Examination of Turkish Junior High-School Students' Perceptions of the General Problem-Solving Process
Ekici, Didem Inel
International Education Studies, v9 n8 p159-171 2016
This study aimed to determine Turkish junior high-school students' perceptions of the general problem-solving process. The Turkish junior high-school students' perceptions of the general problem-solving process were examined in relation to their gender, grade level, age and their grade point with regards to the science course identified in the study. The study included 604 junior high-school students who study at eight different schools. A perception scale about problem solving was used as the data collection tool. The study's method was the survey model. The results from the data analysis revealed that Turkish junior high-school students had a positive perception of the general problem-solving process. It was seen that the perception of the students regarding their problem-solving skills was at a high level but that their willingness and determination regarding the problem-solving process was at a medium level. The results revealed that perceptions of the general problem-solving process of female students, students with a lower grade level, younger students and students who were more successful in the science course were significantly more positive than those of other students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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