Achievement motivation of primary mathematics education teacher candidates according to their cognitive styles and motivation styles


Hakan YAMAN, Sefa DÜNDAR, Ülkü AYVAZ


Abstract

The aim of this study is to reveal whether there is relation between achievement motivations of teacher candidates according to their cognitive styles and motivation styles or not. This study was designed as a quantitative study due to collecting quantitative data and running statistical analyses. Both comparative and correlational survey methods were used because of the fact that it was aimed to determine cognitive styles, motivation styles and achievement motivation of the teacher candidates and to investigate the relationship between these variables. Findings revealed that achievement motivations of the teacher candidates did not differ significantly in terms of gender and cognitive styles. However, it was found that achievement motivations of the teacher candidates differed significantly in terms of their grade levels and motivation styles.


Keywords

Primary mathematics teacher candidates, Field dependent-field independent cognitive styles, Achievement motivation.

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 125 - 142
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 2
Date of acceptance 01 March 2015
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Author(s) Details

Hakan YAMAN

Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey


Sefa DÜNDAR

Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey


Ülkü AYVAZ

Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey


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