Higher-order Correlates of Gifted Students’ Motivation towards Science Learning in Turkey
Köksal, M. S.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
The purpose of this study is to investigate possible higher-order correlates (IQ, logical thinking and critical thinking) of gifted students’ motivation towards science learning. The study was designed as a correlational study and it focused on 65 gifted students at the level of sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The data was collected by applying Motivation towards Science Learning Questionnaire, Wechsler Intelligence Scale (WISC-R), Group Assessment of Logical Thinking Test, Critical Thinking Test. The data was analyzed by applying Spearman correlation analysis. The findings represented that motivation towards science learning of gifted elementary level students were not significantly correlated by logical thinking, IQ performance , IQ verbal, IQ total and critical thinking scores. The findings refer to gap between motivation and cognitive learning in gifted students.