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ERIC Number: EJ813334
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Exploring the Psychological Predictors of Programming Achievement
Erdogan, Yavuz; Aydin, Emin; Kabaca, Tolga
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n3 p264-270 Sep 2008
The main purpose of this study is to explore the predictors of programming achievement. With this aim in mind, the students' success in the programming courses is specified as the dependent variable and creativity, problem solving, general aptitudes, computer attitudes and mathematics achievement are specified as the independent variables. A correlational design was used to explain the relations between dependent and independent variables. The study group consists of 48 high school students in Profilo Anatolia Technical High School, Istanbul. At the end of the study, significant relations were found between the students' programming achievement and their general aptitudes and mathematics achievement. Also, in order to determine the predictors of the students' programming achievement, multiple regression analysis was applied. The findings reveal that only one variable that significantly predicts the students' programming achievement is general aptitude. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey (Istanbul)