To cite : Dolmaz, M., Kaya, E. (2019). The Effect of 7th Grade Students’ Reading Habits and Their Academic Achievement in Social Studies and Turkish Courses on Their Creative Writing Skills, International Online Journal of Educational Sciences, 11(1).
The aim of this study is to determine whether creative writing skills of students vary according to their academic achievements of Turkish and social studies courses and their reading habits (reading frequency). In the research, document analysis and relational scanning model were used. The study group consists of 80 students from 4 different classes in the 7th grade of a public school in Sivas province. Within the scope of the research, a creative writing study was carried out with the students in the first place. The data obtained from this study were assessed using the rubric developed by Öztürk (2007). After checking the homogeneity of the distribution of the groups and the normality of the distribution of the data, the mean values of the obtained data and the standard deviation values were analyzed. A one-way variance analysis was employed to determine whether the differences in mean values were significant. As a result of the research, it was determined that creative writing skills of the students did not show any significant difference according to their reading habits. In addition, the academic achievement scores of Turkish and social studies courses of students did not result in a significant difference in creative writing skills.
Keywords: Creative writing skills, academic achievement, reading habit, social studies.
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