Investigating Relationships among Pre-Service Science Teachers’ Conceptual Knowledge of Electric Current, Motivational Beliefs and Self-Regulation
Hüseyin İnaltun 1 * , Salih Ateş 1
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1 Gazi University
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Abstract

Background:
The purpose of this study is to examine relationships among pre-service science teachers’ conceptual knowledge of electric current, motivational beliefs, and self-regulation. One hundred and twenty-seven students (female = 107, male = 20) enrolled in the science education program of a public university in Ankara participated the study.

Materials and methods:
A concept map technique was used to determine students’ conceptual knowledge level of electric current. To determine students’ motivational beliefs and self-regulation, a scale developed by Velayutham, Aldridge, and Fraser (2011) was first translated into Turkish and adapted to Turkish culture and then used as a measurement tool.

Results:
Results showed that students’ motivational beliefs were positively associated with their self-regulation, and students’ task value, self-efficacy, and self-regulation were positively related with students’ conceptual knowledge of electric current.

Conclusions:
These results show that students’ motivational beliefs and self-regulation have important roles in students’ conceptual knowledge level when assessed using concept map technique.

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Article Type: Research Article

https://doi.org/10.12973/eurasia.2015.1494a

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2015 - Volume 11 Issue 6, pp. 1657-1676

Publication date: 29 Sep 2015

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