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RELATİONSHİP BETWEEN EPİSTEMOLOGİCAL BELİEFS AND SELF-ESTEEM OF PHYSİCAL EDUCATİON TEACHER CANDİDATES

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Author(s): Murat ÖZŞEKER | A. Meliha CANPOLAT | Lale YILDIZ

Journal: Beden Egitimi ve Spor Bilimleri Dergisi
ISSN 1307-6477

Volume: 5;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Epistemological Beliefs | Self-Esteem

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to determine epistemological beliefs and self-esteem physical education teacher candidate, and also to examine effect of epistemological beliefs on self-esteem. A total of 344 respondents (149 (%43.3) females and 195 (%56.7) males) participated to the study. Self-Esteem Scale and Epistemological Beliefs Scale were used to determine physical education candidate’ self-esteem and epistemological beliefs levels, respectively. Descriptive statistics, independent sample t test, correlation analysis and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze data. According to analysis, there was a moderate-level, negative and meaningful difference between self-esteem and epistemological beliefs scale of two subscales (The belief that learning depends on effort and the belief that learning depends on ability). But, there was no relationship between self-esteem and the belief that there is only one right answer subscale. In addition, the belief that learning depends on effort and the belief that learning depends on ability was negative and significant predictor of self esteem.
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