Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 7(6), pp. 1387 - 1394
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070606
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Analysis of Primary School Fourth-grade Students' Social Studies Course Achievements, GPA and Motivations for Social Studies Course in Terms of Gender


Barış Çetin *
Faculty of Education, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey

ABSTRACT

In this study, primary school fourth-grade students' success in a social studies course, general academic success, and motivations towards the social studies course have been investigated as to explore whether differences exist from a gender perspective. A correlation survey method has been employed. Participants of the study include 504 girls and 476 boys for a total of 980 students from eleven public and two private schools located in Canakkale Provincial School District. Data has been gathered through the use of the "Social Studies Course Motivation Scale" developed by Tahiroğlu ve Aktepe (2017) and a "Personal Information Form". This study concluded that primary school fourth grade students' general motivation scores concerning social studies course success and associated sub-factors as "agree/ definitely agree" level. A significant relationship has been determined between primary school fourth grade students' GPA and social studies success, GPA and general motivation scores towards social studies course, success in social studies and general total scores of motivations towards social studies. While there has been a significant difference in general motivation scores towards of social studies course and GPA in favour of girls, no significant difference has been found in social studies success scores between male and female students.

KEYWORDS
Elementary Social Studies, Social Studies Motivation, Gender

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Barış Çetin . "Analysis of Primary School Fourth-grade Students' Social Studies Course Achievements, GPA and Motivations for Social Studies Course in Terms of Gender." Universal Journal of Educational Research 7.6 (2019) 1387 - 1394. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2019.070606.