Year 2016, Volume 3 , Issue 2, Pages 161 - 173 2016-07-01

Barriers to Effective Learning of High School Students in Turkey

Eda Gürlen [1] , Tuğba Cihan [2]

This study aims to present the development and validation process of a scale to explore the learning barriers of high school students in Turkey. For this purpose, a scale was developed and administered to 316 high school students studying in the different counties of Ankara in the spring term of 2014-2015 academic year. Gathering the data, an exploratory factor analysis was run through SPSS Package program to see the structure of the interrelationships among the variables under six tests. Furthermore, a reliability analysis was conducted to the items under each test in the scale. As a result, one factor appeared under each test when the eigenvalues and variance percentages were examined, making six factors in total. The Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability Coefficient was calculated as to be significant for each test, which showed that the tests were reliable. Finally, some items were excluded from the scale. 

emotional learning barriers, motivational learning barriers, self-regulation, self-efficacy, motivation
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Subjects Education, Scientific Disciplines
Published Date July
Journal Section Articles

Author: Eda Gürlen
Institution: Hacettepe University, Curriculum and Instruction, Ankara, Turkey

Author: Tuğba Cihan
Institution: Middle East Technical University, Curriculum and Instruction, Ankara, Turkey


Publication Date : July 1, 2016

APA Gürlen, E , Cihan, T . (2016). Barriers to Effective Learning of High School Students in Turkey . International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education , 3 (2) , 161-173 . DOI: 10.21449/ijate.245195