Faculty of Education Spring 2020 Seminars

14/02/2020 13:00

The first seminar of the Spring Semester of 2019-2020 will be given by Assoc. Prof. Fatih Mercan. The title of his talk is "A cross-national investigation of control-value theory for enjoyment of science for 15-year-olds using PISA 2006 data." 

Control-value theory (CVT) explains how achievement emotions arise.
CVT assumes control and value appraisals and their interaction are proximal antecedents of achievement emotions, and the structure of relationships between these constructs are independent of culture and gender. Using nationally representative samples from 57 countries, this study attempted to test these assumptions. by employing structural equation models with latent interactions. Control (science self-concept), intrinsic value (personal value of science), and utility value (instrumental motivation to learn science) had large positive effects on enjoyment of science. The interactions were statistically significant but their effect sizes were very small.These results were similar for both genders and most of the 57 countries considered separately, supporting the generalizability of CVT predictions.