EXAMINATION OF THE ACADEMIC MOTIVATION LEVEL OF MUSIC EDUCATION SENIOR STUDENTS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Oğuz Duran N. , Demirbatır R. E. , Arpağ B.

VI. INTERNATIONAL EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SOCIAL SCIENCES, Kyyiv, Ukraine, 04 June 2021, pp.189-200

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Kyyiv
  • Country: Ukraine
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-200

Abstract

This study is part of a larger project supported by Bursa Uludağ University Research Fund to investigate university seniors across Turkey during the Covid-19 pandemic. In this part of the project, the academic motivation levels of Music Education senior students (56.5% female and 43.5% male) were examined. Data were collected from students studying at seven state-funded universities in Turkey using the Academic Motivation Scale and a personal information form. The survey was distributed through an online survey tool in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year. Independent sample t-test was used in data analysis since academic motivation scores was detected as normally distributed. The academic motivation levels of senior music education students was first examined according to gender and no significant difference found between females and males. Afterwards, whether students were diagnosed with Covid-19, there were someone infected with Covid-19 in their immediate environment, and whether they stay in quarantine due to Covid-19 were examined as other potantial factors that could have an impact on their academic motivation levels. No signficant difference was found between the academic motivation levels of students who were diagnosed or not diagnosed with Covid-19. Similarly, whether there was someone infected with Covid-19 in their immediate environment does not significantly affected the academic motivation levels of the students. Staying in quarantine due to Covid-19 has also not created a significant difference on the academic motivation level. Although the study asked about the basic learning platforms (face to face, online and hybrid-both online and face to face-), no comparison could be made among the three groups of learning types during Covid-19 pandemic, since 88.2% of the students answered their basic learning platform as online.