Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1941

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of high school students’ perceptions of school life quality on their academic motivation levels

Meltem AKIN KOSTERELIOGLU
  • Meltem AKIN KOSTERELIOGLU
  • Education Faculty, Amasya University, Turkey
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Ilker KOSTERELIOGLU
  • Ilker KOSTERELIOGLU
  • Education Faculty, Amasya University, Turkey
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  •  Received: 10 September 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 January 2015
  •  Published: 10 February 2015

Abstract

This study aims to identify the effects of high school students’ perceptions of school life quality on their academic motivation levels. The study was conducted on a sample of high school students (n=2371) in Amasya Province in the fall semester of 2013-2014 academic year. Study sample was selected with the help of cluster sampling method. Data were collected via personal information form developed by researchers, Academic Motivation Scale developed by BozanoÄŸlu and Quality of School Life Scale developed by Sari. Multiple Regression Analysis was used in data analysis to determine high school students’ perceptions regarding quality of school life on their academic motivation levels. According to research findings, all the variables of quality of school life predicted academic motivation and its subscales (exploration, self-actualization and using data). The most powerful quality of school life perception variables was found to be negative effects towards school and teachers and the least effective variable was social activity.  

Key words: High school, quality of school life, academic motivation, motivation.