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Sahin Sarkin, D. Bahar; Gülleroglu, H. Deniz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2019
This study contributes to validity studies by determining the cut-off point of an inventory measuring university students' anxiety levels with Angoff, ROC, and Borderline methods and by examining high/low anxiety levels according to these methods point. The study is regarded as a basic research due to the newly-added data in a multi-scoring…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Measures (Individuals), Cutting Scores, Foreign Countries
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Aslan, Aydin; Zhu, Chang – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The objective of this study is to investigate the factors influencing the integration of ICT of starting teachers in lower secondary schools in the Turkish context. Both quantitative and qualitative research was implemented for this objective. The participants were selected according to a stratified two-stage sampling design. That is, they were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Integration, Secondary School Teachers
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Ozan, Ceyhun; Kincal, Remzi Y. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
The purpose of this research is to examine the effects of formative assessment practices on students' academic achievement, attitudes toward lessons, and self-regulation skills in the fifth-grade social studies class. Mixed method research was used to conduct the study. The research group consisted of 45 students in the fifth grade of a secondary…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes
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Ra, Jongmin; Rhee, Ki Jong – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2018
A fundamental challenge to understanding effects of foreign language anxiety on the foreign language learning lies in implementing reliable and valid measures. Considering importance of measurement bias and widespread usage of the foreign language classroom anxiety scale (FLCAS) in education, the aim of the current study was to detect differential…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Anxiety
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Kurtuldu, M. Kayhan; Bulut, Damla – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to develop a valid and reliable scale to determine students' levels of self-efficacy toward piano lessons. The sample consisted of 456 university-level piano students enrolled in Music Education programs. Experts in language and the field of music were consulted to establish content validity of the items included in the scalar…
Descriptors: Music Education, Test Construction, Self Efficacy, Self Concept Measures
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Sesen, Harun; Tabak, Akif; Arli, Ozgur – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study explores the consequences of self-leadership on job satisfaction, organizational commitment and innovative behaviors of teachers. For this purpose, a field study was conducted with the data gathered from 440 primary school teachers who work in different cities. To test the research hypotheses, correlation and regression analysis were…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Elementary School Teachers, Leadership Effectiveness, Job Satisfaction
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Simsek, Meliha R.; Dündar, Esin – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The transformation of coursebook publishing into an industrial giant has brought about variety, choice, and difficulty of decision making. As coursebook selection profoundly influences the quality of foreign language instruction in Turkey, it is essential to investigate what kind of instruments are used, which method is followed, what criteria are…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Trend Analysis
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Sagnak, Mesut – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediating effects of ethical culture and psychological safety on the relationship between ethical leadership and teachers' voice behavior. The sample consists of 342 teachers randomly selected from 25 primary and secondary schools. Four different instruments are used in this study. The scales have…
Descriptors: Ethics, Teacher Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Safety
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Aypay, Ayse – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aims to develop and test the validity of a model limited to attitude towards the future and subjective well-being for reducing and preventing the school burnout that high school students can experience. The study is designed as a relational screening model conducted over 389 high school students. The data in this study are analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Burnout, Prevention
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Sengul Avsar, Asiye; Tavsancil, Ezel – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study analysed polytomous items' psychometric properties according to nonparametric item response theory (NIRT) models. Thus, simulated datasets--three different test lengths (10, 20 and 30 items), three sample distributions (normal, right and left skewed) and three samples sizes (100, 250 and 500)--were generated by conducting 20…
Descriptors: Test Items, Psychometrics, Nonparametric Statistics, Item Response Theory
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Kahraman, Hanife; Yilmaz Irmak, Turkan; Basokcu, T. Oguz – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Parenting practices are a field in psychology in which numerous studies have been carried out. In western countries, attempts to define the concept operationally have led to the emergence of many scales claiming to test the concept. This study aims at developing a scale to evaluate the parenting practices of parents with schoolchildren and at…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Parenting Styles, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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Batdi, Veli – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
This study aimed to compare the High School English Curriculum (HSEC) in accordance with Stufflebeam's context, input, process and product (CIPP) model through multi-analysis. The research includes both quantitative and qualitative aspects. A descriptive analysis was operated through Rasch Measurement Model; SPSS program for the quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, English (Second Language)
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Erdag, Coskun – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2017
Turkey is now on its way to reforming compulsory education and having a more effective and efficient education system by creating more accountable schools. This research has been designed in a causative pattern to discover the effects of external academic performance pressures on school accountability policies and school accountability responses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accountability, School Policy, Path Analysis
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Erol, Mustafa; Buyuk, Ugur; Tanik Onal, Nagihan – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
The inadequacy of experimental activities (or lack of equipment) in science courses in rural parts of Turkey negatively effects students' acquisition of scientific thinking and inquiry skills. The fact that success rates are notably low in international assessments demonstrates the necessity to adopt "different" approaches apart from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Rural Youth, Rural Schools
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Yerdelen, Sündüs; McCaffrey, Adam; Klassen, Robert M. – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2016
This study investigated the longitudinal association between students' anxiety and procrastination and the relation of self-efficacy for self-regulation to these constructs. Latent Growth Curve Modeling was used to analyze data gathered from 182 undergraduate students (134 female, 48 male) at 4 times during a semester. Our results showed that…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Time Management, Anxiety, Self Efficacy
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