International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1554-5210

Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2008, Vol. 4(2) 40-56

Investigating the Underachievement of University Students in Turkey: Exploring Subscales

Ugur Baslanti

pp. 40 - 56   |  Manu. Number: ijpe.2008.008

Published online: June 15, 2008  |   Number of Views: 1  |  Number of Download: 15


Abstract

This study extends the work of Baslanti and McCoach  (2006),  which  aimed  to  identify the characteristics of gifted underachievers at the university level and the reasons for their underachievement using the School Attitude Assessment Survey- Revised (SAAS-R). In this study, underachievement refers to a discrepancy between outstanding achievement shown on a standardized test and low performance in school-related tasks compared to students of the same age (Clark, 1997). The present study was conducted with 30  underachievers using a  semi-structured  interview with  44 questions. The interview questions addressed five factors of underachievement: academic self-perceptions, attitudes toward teachers, attitudes toward school, goal valuation, and motivation/self-regulation. Data were analyzed using content  analysis and frequencies were obtained for all items. Results from the interviews indicated that the findings paralleled those obtained in the original  study.

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APA 6th edition
Baslanti, U. (2008). Investigating the Underachievement of University Students in Turkey: Exploring Subscales . International Journal of Progressive Education, 4(2), 40-56.

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Baslanti, Ugur (2008). "Investigating the Underachievement of University Students in Turkey: Exploring Subscales ". International Journal of Progressive Education 4 (2):40-56.

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