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Ozkal, Kudret; Tekkaya, Ceren; Sungur, Semra; Cakiroglu, Jale; Cakiroglu, Erdinc – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
This study investigated students' scientific epistemological beliefs in relation to socio-economic status (SES) and gender. Data were obtained from 1,152 eight grade Turkish elementary school students using Scientific Epistemological Beliefs instrument. Canonical correlation analysis indicated that students with a working mother and educated…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Socioeconomic Status, Mothers, Multivariate Analysis
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Yilmaz-Tuzun, Ozgul; Topcu, Mustafa Sami – Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2010
The research questions addressed in this study were: what types of epistemological beliefs do elementary students have; what types of metacognition do elementary students have; and what are the relationships among students' perceived characteristics of constructivist learning environment, metacognition, and epistemological beliefs. A total of 626…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Elementary School Students, Factor Structure, Metacognition