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Kiran, Dekant; Sungur, Semra – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2012
The main purpose of the present study is to investigate middle school students' science self-efficacy as well as its sources and outcomes as a function of gender. Bandura's hypothesized sources of self-efficacy (i.e., mastery experience, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and emotional arousal) in addition to being inviting with self and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Middle School Students, Science Education, Self Efficacy
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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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Karaarslan, Guliz; Sungur, Semra – Science Education International, 2011
This study examined grade level and gender difference with respect to elementary students' science and technology self-efficacy. Additionally, relationship between socio-economic status (SES) and self-efficacy was examined. A total of 145 elementary students participated in the study. Self efficacy towards Science and Technology Scale was used to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Elementary School Students, Science Education, Self Efficacy
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Akyol, Gulsum; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra; Traynor, Anne – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2012
This study proposed a path model of relationships among understanding and acceptance of evolution, views on nature of science, and self-efficacy beliefs regarding teaching evolution. A total of 415 pre-service science teachers completed a series of self-report instruments for the specified purpose. After the estimation of scale scores using…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Item Response Theory, Evolution, Path Analysis
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Pamuk, Savas; Sungur, Semra; Oztekin, Ceren – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
This study adopted a cross-sectional and correlational research design in an attempt to add our understanding of student- and teacher-level factors that help explain variability in students' science achievement to the existing literature. More specifically, the present article examined students' science achievement in relation to their…
Descriptors: Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Goal Orientation
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Guvercin, Ozge; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of grade level and gender on elementary school students' motivation towards science learning. A total of 2231 sixth and eight grade students participated in the study. Data were collected through Students' Motivation towards Science Learning Questionnaire. Two-way Multivariate Analysis of…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Stimulation, Females, Self Efficacy
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Kahraman, Nurcan; Sungur, Semra – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2013
This study aimed to investigate the antecedents and consequences of achievement goals by proposing a path model. While self-efficacy, task value, fear of failure, perceived parents', and teachers' achievement goals were investigated as antecedents of achievement goals in science, students' metacognition and coping strategies were examined as…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Achievement
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Fadlelmula, Fatma Kayan; Cakiroglu, Erdinc; Sungur, Semra – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2015
This study examines the interrelationships among students' motivational beliefs (i.e. achievement goal orientations, perception of classroom goal structure, and self-efficacy), use of self-regulated learning strategies (i.e. elaboration, organization, and metacognitive self-regulation strategies), and achievement in mathematics, by proposing and…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Student Attitudes, Beliefs, Learning Motivation
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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