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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(3) 361-380

Seventh Graders’ Learning Strategies and Achievement Goal Orientations as Predictors of Their Achievement in Social Studies

Melek Didin & Koray Kasapoglu

pp. 361 - 380   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2101-02-0007.R3

Published online: June 07, 2021  |   Number of Views: 180  |  Number of Download: 526


It is aimed to examine the relationships among seventh-graders’ achievement goal orientations and learning strategies and achievement in Social Studies. In this quantitative study with a correlational design, the data were collected from 440 seventh-grade students studying in nine public middle schools selected by convenience sampling. As data collection tools, Learning Strategies for Social Studies Scale (Didin & Kasapoğlu, 2017), Social Studies-Oriented Achievement Goals Scale (Gezer & Şahin, 2016) and Personal Information Form were used. Seventh-graders’ achievement in Social Studies was determined based on end-of-term grades. The data were analyzed by descriptive and inferential statistics. The results of the hierarchical regression analysis depicted that seventh-graders’ learning strategies for Social Studies positively predicted their achievement in Social Studies, after controlling for gender. After adjustment for both their gender and learning strategies for Social Studies, the task-approach as one of the Social Studies-oriented achievement goals positively predicted their achievement in Social Studies.

Keywords: Social Studies, Achievement Goal Orientations, Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement

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APA 6th edition
Didin, M. & Kasapoglu, K. (2021). Seventh Graders’ Learning Strategies and Achievement Goal Orientations as Predictors of Their Achievement in Social Studies . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), 361-380. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.23

Didin, M. and Kasapoglu, K. (2021). Seventh Graders’ Learning Strategies and Achievement Goal Orientations as Predictors of Their Achievement in Social Studies . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(3), pp. 361-380.

Chicago 16th edition
Didin, Melek and Koray Kasapoglu (2021). "Seventh Graders’ Learning Strategies and Achievement Goal Orientations as Predictors of Their Achievement in Social Studies ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (3):361-380. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.346.23.

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