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The relationship between subjective value, self-efficacy, student engagement and chemistry tutoring


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Šverko, Jelena. (2017). The relationship between subjective value, self-efficacy, student engagement and chemistry tutoring. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Pavlin Bernardić, Nina].

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The aim of this study was to examine frequency and reasons for taking Chemistry tutoring and relationship between taking Chemistry tutoring and subjective value, self-efficacy, and engagement in that school subject. In this study, the term of tutoring was defined as help in studying which students sought, regardless of who the tutor was or whether that help was paid or not. Participants in this study were 283 students of second and third grade of three different high schools in Zagreb. The instrument that has been used in the study contained scales of subjective task value, self-efficacy, engagement, and questions about tutoring. Results have shown that 25% of students attended Chemistry tutoring lessons. Majority of them used tutoring lessons several times in a school semester, while minority took tutoring lessons several times a week, a month, or once a school year. The most frequent reasons for seeking help in studying Chemistry were getting ready for a written or an oral exam, correcting grade they were not satisfied with or clarifying the topics they did not understand. Female students took tutoring lessons more frequently than male students. Results of discriminant analysis have shown a significant discriminant function defined mostly by self-efficacy, then by emotional engagement, and in a minor part by subjective value and behavioral engagement, while it has not been defined by cognitive engagement. These variables shared 13.2% of variance linked to tutoring. To sum up, results on these scales contributed to differentiate students who use or do not use Chemistry tutoring.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: subjective value, self-efficacy, engagement, Chemistry tutoring
Subjects: Psychology > Školska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Pavlin Bernardić, Nina
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 09:03
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 09:03

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