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Effects of learning approaches, locus of control, socio-economic status and self-efficacy on academic achievement: a Turkish perspective

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Abstract:

In this study the effects of learning approaches, locus of control (LOC), socio-economic status and self-efficacy on undergraduate students in North Cyprus was investigated. Four questionnaires were administered on 99 students in order to collect data regarding the learning approaches, LOC, self-efficacy and demographic factors. High cumulative grade point average and self-efficacy were shown to be an indicator of academic achievement and high self-efficacy was related to the use of deep approach (DA). Students, whose mothers had lower levels of education, were found to also predict academic success. No direct significant relationship between DA and academic achievement was found.

Keywords: academic achievement; learning approaches; locus of control; self-efficacy; socio-economic status

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03055698.2011.643107

Affiliations: Department of Educational Sciences,Eastern Mediterranean University, Gazimağusa, Turkey

Publication date: October 1, 2012

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