ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPILS’ SELF EFFICACY TOWARDS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LESSON

TitleELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUPILS’ SELF EFFICACY TOWARDS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LESSON
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsUçak, E, Bağ, H
JournalJournal of Baltic Science Education
Volume11
Issue3
Start Page203-215
Date PublishedSeptember/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1648-3898
Other NumbersICID: 1010404
Keywordselementary school pupils, Science and technology, self-efficacy
Abstract

This study is aimed at determining the 6th, 7th, 8th grade pupils’ level of self-efficacy towards Science and Technology lesson and also determining the levels of its sub-dimensions including confidence in Science and Technology lesson, the ability to cope with the difficulties in Science and Technology and the confidence in performing Science and Technology tasks. This study investigates whether there is a meaningful difference in elementary school pupils’ self-efficacy of Science and Technology and its sub-dimensions regarding variables such as gender, grade level, and the level of parents’ education, reading scientific books and watching scientific documentaries. With this aim, in this study “Personal Information Form” and “Science and Technology Lesson Self-Efficacy Scale” have been used. The sample of this study consists of 705 pupils. As a result of the study, it has been concluded that the elementary school pupils’ self-efficacy of Science and Technology and its sub-dimensions are at a high level (=agree level). In addition, while the elementary school pupils’ self-efficacy towards Science and Technology lesson differ in terms of grade, level of parents’ education and profession, reading scientific books and watching scientific documentaries variables, there hasn’t been found a meaningful difference for the gender variable.

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Refereed DesignationRefereed
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