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Uçar, F. Melike; Sungur, Semra – Research in Science & Technological Education, 2017
Background: Numerous studies have been conducted to investigate the factors related to science achievement. In these studies, the classroom goal structure perceptions, engagement, and self-efficacy of the students have emerged as important factors to be examined in relation to students' science achievement. Purpose: This study examines the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Learner Engagement, Science Achievement, Goal Orientation
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Bircan, Hasan; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2016
The purpose of this study was to investigate the contribution of the motivational beliefs (self-efficacy and task-value) and cognitive engagement to seventh grade students' science achievement. For the specified purpose, cross-sectional correlational research design was used. The data were gathered from the seventh grade students of public middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 7, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes
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Yumusak, Necmettin; Sungur, Semra; Cakiroglu, Jale – Educational Research and Evaluation, 2007
This study aimed at investigating the contribution of motivational beliefs, cognitive, and metacognitive strategy use to Turkish high school students' achievement in biology. In order to investigate the specified purpose of the study, 519 tenth-grade students were administered the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith,…
Descriptors: High School Students, Biology, Multiple Regression Analysis, Goal Orientation
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Sungur, Semra – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2007
In this study, a path model was utilised to model the relationships among motivational beliefs, metacognitive strategy use, and effort regulation in science courses. There were 391 high-school students participating in the study. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire was used to measure students' motivational beliefs, metacognitive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Metacognition, Goal Orientation, Learning Strategies
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Sungur, Semra; Tekkaya, Ceren – Journal of Educational Research, 2006
The authors used the Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire to investigate the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) and traditional instructional approaches on various facets of students' self-regulated learning, including motivation and learning strategies. Participants included 61 tenth-grade students from 2 intact classes…
Descriptors: Problem Based Learning, Instructional Effectiveness, Conventional Instruction, Independent Study