Predictors of Global Scientific Literacy of Pre-Service Teachers: A Structural Equation Modeling Study


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Serbest D., Akkuzu Güven N.

Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi, vol.17, no.2, pp.272-306, 2024 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.30831/akukeg.1275611
  • Journal Name: Kuramsal Eğitimbilim Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: EBSCO Education Source, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-306
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among pre-service science teachers' global scientific literacy and various variables within the scope of the structural equation model. Since the relations among the variables were investigated in the structural model established for this study, correlational research methodology was applied. The application was carried out with 294 pre-service teachers studying in the departments of chemistry, physics, biology and elementary science education of a state university. The data of the study were obtained with the scales of global scientific literacy, the perception of science process skills, the inquiry skills, the self-directed learning readiness in laboratory, the attitude scale towards the laboratory and the personal information questionnaire. Within the framework of structural equation modeling, the causal and relational analyses of the data were examined. The results showed that the proposed model of the relationship among global scientific literacy and the variables predicting global scientific literacy was also found to be compatible with the data, and the entire model was confirmed except for the attitude towards the laboratory. In this context, it can be claimed that these variables play an essential role in pre-service teachers’ being global scientifically literate.