Geri Anasayfa

Detay


SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS OF SUPPORT NETWORKS OF 8th GRADE STUDENTS IN THE EXAM PREPERATION PROCESS

Abstract
The aim of this study is to determine the formel and informel support that 8th grade students prepared for the Transition to High School Exam. 10 teachers and 58 students from the center of Batman gave support to the research conducted with mixed research consisting of qualitative and social network analysis methods. Data of the study were collected by semi-structured interview technique in 2017-2018 academic year. In the analysis of the data of the research, descriptive and content analysis was used in the qualitative data. In the social network analysis data of the study, density, network centralization measurements and structural gap analyzes were performed with UCINET 6.0 software. According to the findings of the study, although it is not compulsory to take the exam all students want to take the exam. According to the teachers participating in the study, the change in the examination system may decrease the anxiety level of the students. According to the findings of the social network analysis of the research, the students prepared for the exam get support from their peer groups.45% of the network relations that can be established within the network have been established.

Keywords
Student support networks, formel and informel support, exam preparation, LGS, social network analys