THE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ORGANIC CHEMISTRY ANXIETY, CHEMISTRY ATTITUDES, AND SELF-EFFICACY: A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODEL


KURBANOGLU İ., AKIN A.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, cilt.11, ss.347-356, 2012

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.347-356

Özet

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between organic chemistry anxiety, chemistry attitudes, and self-efficacy. Participants were 368 sophomore undergraduate students. In this study, the Organic Chemistry Anxiety Scale (O-CAS), the Chemistry Attitudes Scale, and the Self-efficacy Scale were used. Pearson correlation coefficient and structural equation modeling was utilized to determine the relationships between organic chemistry anxiety, chemistry attitudes, and self-efficacy. In correlation analysis, organic chemistry anxiety was found negatively (r=-0.52) related to chemistry attitudes and self-efficacy (r=-0.36). According to path analysis results, chemistry attitudes were predicted positively (beta=0.44) and organic chemistry anxiety predicted negatively (beta=-0.16) by self-efficacy. Also chemistry attitudes predicted organic chemistry anxiety in a negative way (beta=-0.44). The results were discussed in the light of literature.