p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2016,
Page(s): 62-71
Original Empirical Research
Received: March 9, 2016; Accepted: November 17, 2016; Published online: January 24, 2017
doi:10.2399/yod.16.009; Copyright © 2016, Deomed
Predictive Analysis Among Thinking Styles, Goal Orientations and Academic Achievement of Student Teachers
Mustafa Buluş
Department of Early Childhood Education, Faculty of Education, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive power of the student teachers' thinking styles on their goal orientations and the predictive power of both thinking styles and goal orientations on their academic achievement. The participants were 270 undergraduate students studying in different departments of the Faculty of Education at Pamukkale University. Thinking Styles and Goal Orientations Inventories and Demographic Information Sheet were used to gather the data. The results of the correlational analysis show significant relationships among thinking styles, goal orientations and academic achievement. Regression analysis indicates that thinking styles predict goal orientations and goal orientations together with thinking styles predict academic achievement. In that sense, hierarchical and liberal Type I thinking styles are the primary predictors of mastery, judicial Type I thinking style is the primary predictor of performance, conservative Type II thinking style is the primary predictor of avoidance goal orientations and mastery and avoidance goal orientations are the primary predictors of academic achievement. In the study, implications of the findings are discussed and suggestions are given.
Keywords: Thinking styles, goal orientations, academic achievement.
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