The Motivation of Elementary and High School Students to Participate in Geography Competition - Example of Gorski Kotar

Arbanas, Branimir (2013) The Motivation of Elementary and High School Students to Participate in Geography Competition - Example of Gorski Kotar. Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Geography.

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Abstract

This thesis analyses the motivation of elementary and high school students to participate in geography competitions. The data for the research was obtained by a survey conducted in six elementary schools and in one high school. A total of 395 students participated in the research, as well as teachers in the Primorje-Gorski kotar County. The survey tried to define the frequency of student participation in geography competitions, as well as the results that they achieve. It also tried to determine the students` work habits, their level of motivation to participate in geography competitions and in various other competitions. The survey conducted among teachers tried to define an average number of students who participate in competitions, as well as their (teachers`) motivation and personal involvement in the competition. The results of this research enabled a comparison between elementary and high schools, a spatial analysis, and a comparison of student and teacher attitudes. Based on these results, it can be concluded that students have a high level of motivation to participate in geography competitions and gladly participate in them. However, their poor work habits are the reason why they are unable to achieve better results in the competitions.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: motivation, students, elementary school, high school, Gorski kotar, work habits, geography competition
Supervisor: Curić, Zoran
Date: 2013
Number of Pages: 49
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Geography
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
Depositing User: Inja Cahun
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 13:10
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 11:34
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/1379

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