INVESTIGATION OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' EPISTEMOLOGICAL BELIEFS AND MOTIVATION


YILMAZ A. , ŞEN Ş.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.256-263, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.256-263

Özet

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between university students' epistemological beliefs and motivation toward chemistry course through canonical correlation analysis. A total of 143 university students participated in the study. Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire and Epistemological Belief Scale were used as data collection instruments. Canonical correlation analysis was used in the data analysis. In study, correlational survey model was used for examining the relationship between university students' epistemological beliefs and motivation. Canonical correlation analysis demonstrated that there was a significant relationship between university students' epistemological beliefs and motivation. The first canonical correlation (r=.35) accounted for a significant amount of the overlapping variance (12.25%) between the sets of variables. The result of study showed that 6,1% of motivation variation of variable was epistemological beliefs variable group of subtest explained by canonic variable, 5,4% of epistemological beliefs variable group of subtest was explained motivation variation of variable by canonic variable.