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ERIC Number: EJ936730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Investigation of Students' Epistemological Beliefs and Attitudes towards Studying
Onen, Aysem Seda
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v40 p300-309 2011
This study consists of the analysis on the relationship between the epistemological beliefs of secondary level students and their attitudes towards studying. The sampling of the study was formed by 440 students studying at Grade 10, 11 and 12 in secondary schools. The Epistemological Belief Questionnaire and the Attitudes towards Studying Scale, which were developed in Likert-type in order to assess students' epistemological beliefs and attitudes toward studying, were used as data collection tools. The data obtained from the scales were evaluated according to some variables and significant positive relations were determined. The analysis concluded that there were significant relationship between students' genders and grade levels in terms of their epistemological beliefs and attitudes towards studying. It was found that as the level of students' epistemological beliefs increased, their attitudes towards studying also improved. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey