High School Students’ Effective Study Attitude and School Burnout: A Scale Development Study

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Aypay A., Altınsoy F.

Osmangazi Journal of Educational Research (OJER), vol.9, no.1, pp.27-48, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: Osmangazi Journal of Educational Research (OJER)
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.27-48
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Abstract. Effective study attitudeis one of the most important components of the learning process. This study aims to develop the Effective Studying Attitude Scale for high school students and to determine whether school burnout predicts their effective studying. In the scale development study, Explanatory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses were performed with the data obtained from 368 high school students [182 girls and 186 boys, aged between 14-19]. The factor analysis showed that the scale consists of three factors[Belief in the Value of Learning and Persistence in Learning; Time Planning and Application in Learning and Flow in Learning]. The variance explained by the three factors is 55%. Fit indexes obtained from the CFA showed that the model fit the data at a good level [χ2/df=1.5, RMSEA=0.05, CFI=0.98, NNFI=0.97, IFI=0.98, GFI=0.92, NFI=0.94, SRMR=.05]. The reliability coefficients for the factors of the scale range between .72 -.84. Whereas the effective study attitude is negatively predicted by the "loss of interest in school", "burnout from studying," and "burnout from homework," it is positively predicted by the need to rest and time for fun. Based on the findings of this study; It can be suggested that the school burnout variable should also be taken into account in studies conducted to increase students' effective study skills.