The Effects of University Students’ School Climate on Their Motivation Levels
The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between university students' school climate and their motivation levels. In the study, it was also examined whether the school climate and motivation levels differ according to gender and year of study. In line with this purpose, "School Climate Scale for University Students" and "Adult Motivation Scale" were applied to 322 participants aged between 18 and 40. Correlational survey model was used in the study. Pearson correlation coefficient was examined in order to determine the relationship between school climate and motivation. The effect of university students' school climate on motivation was analysed using the regression analysis technique. t-test and one-way analysis of variance technique were used to determine whether the school climate and motivation differed according to gender and year of study. According to findings; there was no significant difference between university students' school climate and motivation levels and gender. According to the other variable, year of study, a significant difference was found in the dimensions of learning environment and communication, which are sub-dimensions of school climate. When the relationship between school climate and motivation levels of university students was examined, it was found that there was a positive significant relationship between school climate and its sub-dimensions and motivation and sub-dimensions. In the study, it was also concluded that school climate was a significant predictor of motivation.