Affective variables as predictors of biology achievement: A study on 11th grade students
Patnos Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, Ağrı 04500 Turkey
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The purpose of this study was to examine the contribution of the gender, self-efficacy beliefs, task value, and learning strategies to the 11th grade students’ biology achievement. A total of 1035 students from different high schools in Yenimahalle and Çankaya districts of Ankara participated in the study. The Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire , (MSLQ) and Biology Achievement Test (BAT) were used to collect data. Results of the the simultaneous multiple regression analysis indicated that 11th grade students’ gender, task values, self-efficacies and elaboration learning strategies were statistically significant predictors of their Biology achievement; whereas rehearsal and organization learning strategies were not.
Key words: biology achievement / self-efficacy / task value / learning strategies
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