Examination of Middle School Students’ Continuing Motivation for Science Learning According to Different Variables

Munise SEÇKİN KAPUCU

Abstract


The aim of this study is to examine middle school students’ continuing motivation for science learning according to different variables. The method of the study is survey model that is one of the descriptive research methods. Sample of the study consisted of 1454 students who were studying at 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades of 4 secondary schools located at the city center of Eskişehir, during 2015-2016 academic years. In this study, (Continuing Motivation for Science Learning)" which has been developed by Fortus and Vedder-Weiss (2014) and adapted to Turkish by Erdoğan, Çakır, Gürel and Şeker (2015), was used as the data collection tool. Mann-Whitney U test and Kruskall Wallis test were used in the analysis of data obtained from the study. As the result of data analysis, it was found that students’ continuing motivation for science learning was significantly differentiated according to gender, class, age, school, final science grade, and parents’ education levels.


Keywords


Motivation; continuing science education; middle school students; survey model; scale of continuing motivation towards science learning

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