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ERIC Number: EJ1211747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-905X
Students' Social Studies-Oriented Academic Risk-Taking Behaviours and Autonomous Learning Skills
Karademir, Cigdem Aldan; Akgul, Aysun
Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, v14 n1 p56-68 2019
The learning process, defined as behaviour change, does not only involve learning; the individual is also expected to take an active role in this process and an academic risk in uncertain situations. In this study, descriptive survey model was utilised. Participants were secondary school students (11-13 years) from Turkey. 'Social Studies-Oriented Academic Risk Taking Scale', 'Autonomous Learning Scale' and personal information form were used for data collection tools. Students' social studies-oriented academic risk taking levels and autonomous learning levels were determined. The results show a moderate-level correlation between autonomous learning skills and academic risk-taking behaviours. The results also indicate that there is a difference in favour of female students, parental attitudes have no effect on autonomous learning and maternal attitude is effective only in the 'Avoiding Academic Risks' sub dimension. The students who perceive themselves to be successful take more academic risks and have more efficient autonomous learning skills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey