Investigation of Affective and Socioeconomic Variables Predicting the Achievement Level of Low- and High-Achieving Students

Ercan Çoban, Ömer Kamış


This study aimed to determine the affective and socioeconomic variables significantly predicting achievement level of low- and high-achieving students. The data of 1323 low-achieving and 2022 high-achieving Turkish students participated in the PISA 2015 were used in the study. The data were analyzed by using binary logistic regression. The findings showed that test anxiety; achievement motivation; enjoyment of cooperation; environmental awareness; environmental optimism; science self-efficacy; epistemological beliefs; economic, cultural and social status index (ESCS), and the information and communication technology (ICT) resources index were significant predictors of the achievement level of low- and high-achieving students. While test anxiety and environmental optimism scores of low- achieving students were higher, achievement motivation, enjoyment of cooperation, environmental awareness, science self-efficacy, epistemological beliefs, ESCS, and ICT resources scores were higher among high-achieving students.


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Journal of Educational Issues  ISSN 2377-2263


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