Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(3), pp. 729 - 738
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070312
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The Mediating Role of Self-efficacy and Hope on Primary School Students' Social-emotional Learning and Primary Mental Abilities


Müge Yüksel 1,*, Nesrullah Okan 1, Zehra Eminoğlu 2, Dilek Akça-Koca 3
1 Department of Educational Sciences, Marmara University, Turkey
2 Bahcelievler Guidance and Research Center, Marmara University, Turkey
3 Institute of Educational Sciences, Marmara University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this research is to determine the mediating role of self-efficacy and hope on the relationship of individuals' scores on the Primary Mental Abilities (PMAs) Test 7-11 with social emotional learning. In addition, the relationship of PMAs scores with hope and self-efficacy have also been examined. The study has been carried out over 281 fourth-grade students (160 female and 121 male). For data collection, the PMAs Test 7-11 was first applied to the students. Students with PMAs Test 7-11 scores also filled in the Self-efficacy Scale for Children, the Social-emotional Learning Scale, and the Children's Hope Scale. As a result of the analysis, a positive, significant correlation was found among all the variables. Moreover, a partially mediating role was found for hope and Self-efficacy on the relationship between ability level and social emotional learning. This research is believed able to contribute to studies related to talented students.

KEYWORDS
PMAs Test 7-11, Social Emotional Learning, Hope, Self-efficacy

Cite this paper
Müge Yüksel , Nesrullah Okan , Zehra Eminoğlu , Dilek Akça-Koca . "The Mediating Role of Self-efficacy and Hope on Primary School Students' Social-emotional Learning and Primary Mental Abilities." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.3 (2019) 729 - 738. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070312.