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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2021, Vol. 17(4) 327-340

Modeling the Relations Among Argumentativeness, Epistemological Beliefs and Self-Regulation Skills

Mehmet Demirbağ

pp. 327 - 340   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2103-01-0003.R1

Published online: August 08, 2021  |   Number of Views: 77  |  Number of Download: 446


This study was conducted to examine the structural relationships among pre-service science teachers' scientific epistemological beliefs, self-regulation skills, and their disposition towards participating in argumentation. For this purpose, structural equation modeling (SEM)  was applied in the study in which 229 pre-service science teachers participated. According to the results, development dimension of epistemological belief predicted argument approach positively, while source and certainty dimensions predicted argument avoidance negatively. All dimensions of epistemological beliefs, except for the certainty dimension, predicted self-regulation skills positively. When the relationship between self-regulation skills and argumentativeness was examined, it was revealed that pre-service science teachers' self-regulation skills such as asking questions and goal setting positively predicted participation in argumentation. According to the findings, it can be concluded that demonstrating the relationship between self-regulation and argumentativeness would make a significant contribution to the literature.

Keywords: Argumentativeness, Preservice Science Teachers, Scientific Epistemological Beliefs, Self-Regulation

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APA 6th edition
Demirbag, M. (2021). Modeling the Relations Among Argumentativeness, Epistemological Beliefs and Self-Regulation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), 327-340. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.20

Demirbag, M. (2021). Modeling the Relations Among Argumentativeness, Epistemological Beliefs and Self-Regulation Skills . International Journal of Progressive Education, 17(4), pp. 327-340.

Chicago 16th edition
Demirbag, Mehmet (2021). "Modeling the Relations Among Argumentativeness, Epistemological Beliefs and Self-Regulation Skills ". International Journal of Progressive Education 17 (4):327-340. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2021.366.20.

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