Year 2020, Volume 7 , Issue 2, Pages 151 - 163 2020-08-01

Comparison of decision making skills and self-efficacy perception levels in adolescents in terms of gender and grade variables

Aslı SARIŞAN TUNGAÇ [1] , Süleyman YAMAN [2] , Belgin BAL İNCEBACAK [3]

In this study it is aimed to reveal the relationship between secondary school students' decision-making skills in adolescence and their self-efficacy perceptions regarding science learning. The sample of the study consists of a total of 564 students from six public schools located in four city centers in the Central Black Sea Region. 251 of these students are female and 313 are male. The research was carried out with the descriptive survey model. As the data collection tools, Self-Efficacy Perception scale regarding Science Learning (SEPRSL) and the Adolescent Decision Making Scale (ADMS) are resorted to. The analysis of the data is carried out with a statistical package program. When the self-efficacy scores are examined depending on gender, it is found that the self-efficacy belief levels of female students are higher than male students, yet not significantly. Also, students have decision-making skills below the average level. When the results of the study are evaluated in general, it is determined that there is a relationship between self-efficacy perception for science learning and adolescent decision-making skills, and when evaluated in terms of gender, there is generally a difference in favor of female students. Based on these results, it can be said that it will be useful to produce and implement projects that include activities in which students will use their decision-making skills in order to increase their self-efficacy perceptions of science learning.
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Primary Language en
Subjects Education and Educational Research
Journal Section Research Articles

Orcid: 0000-0003-3709-5288
Author: Aslı SARIŞAN TUNGAÇ (Primary Author)
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0001-5152-4945
Author: Süleyman YAMAN
Country: Turkey

Orcid: 0000-0003-4643-8051
Author: Belgin BAL İNCEBACAK
Country: Turkey


Publication Date : August 1, 2020

APA Sarışan Tungaç, A , Yaman, S , Bal İncebacak, B . (2020). Comparison of decision making skills and self-efficacy perception levels in adolescents in terms of gender and grade variables . Participatory Educational Research , 7 (2) , 151-163 . DOI: 10.17275/per.