Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 6(8), pp. 1803 - 1810
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060825
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Examining the Predictive Role of Scientific Creativity on Preservice Science Teachers' Academic Motivation


Ebru Bakaç *
Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Sinop University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to examine preservice science teachers' development of academic motivation and scientific creativity. It also investigated the predictive role of academic motivation on preservice science teachers' scientific creativity. The study group of the research consisted of (N=140) preservice science teachers who are studying at the Faculty of Education located in Northwest Black Sea Region of Turkey during the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. Data were collected through "Academic Motivation Scale" developed by Vallerand, Pelletier, Blais, Brière, Senécal and Vallières (1992) and adapted into Turkish by Unal Karaguven (2012) [49] and "Scientific Creativity Scale " developed by Hu and Adey (2002) and adapted to Turkish by Denis Celiker (2012) [16]. At the end of the research, it was found that internal motivation for success and age was an important predictor of preservice teachers' scientific creativity levels.

KEYWORDS
Creativity, Scientific Creativity, Motivation, Academic Motivation

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Ebru Bakaç . "Examining the Predictive Role of Scientific Creativity on Preservice Science Teachers' Academic Motivation." Universal Journal of Educational Research 6.8 (2018) 1803 - 1810. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2018.060825.