Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(8), pp. 1743 - 1748
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060816
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Study on the Relationship between Social Studies Course Self-efficacy and Motivation Levels of Secondary School Students


Gökçe Kılıçoğlu *
Gazi College of Education, Gazi University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to examine secondary school students' social studies course self-efficacy and social studies course motivation (intrinsic motivation, heeding, extrinsic motivation) levels. Study sample is composed of 305 7th class secondary school students. In the study, data was collected using relational survey model and 'Social Studies Course Self-Efficacy Scale' and 'Social Studies Course Motivation Scale' were applied to the students. In the study, firstly Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated and the relationships between the variables were examined, then, multiple linear regression analysis was performed with intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, heeding and academic achievement variables. The data obtained in the study shows that intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation and academic achievement variables predict students' social studies self-efficacy levels and explain 64% of self-efficacy. On the other hand, it has been determined that heeding dimension of the motivation is not a significant predictor of self-efficacy.

KEYWORDS
Self-efficacy, Motivation, Social Studies Course

Cite this paper
Gökçe Kılıçoğlu . "Study on the Relationship between Social Studies Course Self-efficacy and Motivation Levels of Secondary School Students." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.8 (2018) 1743 - 1748. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060816.