REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF SELF-EFFICACY SCALE FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF4TH and 5TH GRADE STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Barış ÇETİN

Abstract


This study examined whether self-efficacy points of 4th and 5th grade students in elementary school predicts or not their academic achievement for Math, Turkish Language, Social Studies and English lessons. The study is a scanning model research. Sample of the study consists of 478 students from 4th grade and 562 students from 5th grade in 23 elementary schools located in the Anatolian part of Istanbul Province. In this study, data were collected via the tools of "Self-Efficacy Scale for Children" and "Academic Achievement Scale". The obtained data have been applied corelation and regression analysis. Self-efficacy points of 4th grade students have explained approximately 25% of achievement in Math, 22% of achievement in Turkish Language, 28% of achievement in Social Studies, and 17% of achievement in English lesson. On the other hand, self-efficacy points of 5th grade students have explained approximately 19% of achievement in Math, 21% of achievement in Turkish Language, 12% of achievement in Social Studies, and 18% of achievement in English lesson.


Keywords


academic achievement; elementary school; self-efficacy; predictive validity

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