Investigating Elementary School Students' Motivational Traits in Science Classrooms

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F. Y. Gocer, S. Sungur, and C. Öztekin, “Investigating Elementary School Students’ Motivational Traits in Science Classrooms,” EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, pp. 76–84, 2011, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: