The Decision-Making Skills of the Children Who Have Taken 1st and 2nd Grade Life Sciences Courses as Evaluated by Their Parents

Hüseyin Polat

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to investigate the Life Sciences course decision-making skill of the 3rd grade primary
school students as evaluated by the parents. The study was conducted in screening model. The participants of the
study were the parents (41 mothers and 26 fathers) of the students (32 girls, 35 boys) who study in the center of the
province of Adıyaman in the academic year of 2017-2018. In order to collect the data, “decision-making skill level”
survey form, which evaluates the decision-making gains of the 1st and 2nd grade Life Sciences course, was used.
According to the findings, the decision-making skill of the students was 94.54 out of 120, which is “very good”. The
decision-making skill levels of the students did not show a significant difference depending on the parent variable
(mother or father), the students’ gender, or the school type attended (central or disadvantaged neighborhood).
Depending on their success in school, however, there was a significant difference in their decision-making skill
levels; a positive correlation was detected between the decision-making skill and the success in school. The
decision-making skill of the students did not show a significant difference depending on their self-confidence level
or their success in the Life Sciences course.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/wje.v8n3p107

 

World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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