LIFELONG LEARNING TENDENCIES OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS


Coskun Y. D. , DEMİREL M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.108-120, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 42
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.108-120

Özet

The aim of this study is to determine the lifelong learning tendencies of university students and find out whether these tendencies change in terms of university, class level and gender. This study employed survey method and the study group is composed of 1st and 4th grade students studying in different faculties of Marmara University and Yeditepe University (n: 1545). The research data is obtained from the "Lifelong Learning Tendency Scale". According to the explanatory factor analysis results, the scale contains four sub-dimensions as motivation, perseverance, lack of self regulation, and lack of curiosity. The Cronbach alpha internal consistency coefficient of the scale containing 27 items is calculated as .89. In the results, the average score students gained from "Lifelong Learning Tendency Scale" is found to be lower than the scale medium score, so it is concluded that the lifelong learning tendencies of university students were low. According to the findings, lifelong learning tendencies of the university students differ significantly in terms of university, class level and gender.