International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Successful Learner Perspectives on Success, Intelligence and Nutrition in a Turkish State Secondary School
Mahmut Oğuz Kutlu, Şadiye Korkmaz

The primary aim of this study was to examine the preferences about success, intelligence and nutrition of 8th grade students who had high academic grades. The study group consisted of 23 8th grade students who were attending a state secondary school in the province of Adana, Turkey, during the 2012/2013 academic year. The research method was qualitative. Content analysis and descriptive analysis were used to analyze the data. The data were collected through semi-structured interviews with interview forms. All interviews were audio-recorded, and learners gave written consent to participate and consent orally to the interview and audio recording. The audio recordings were transcribed. In conclusion, the views of the students who had high academic grades about success, intelligence and nutrition were compatible with the literature that was covered by study skills that include effective learning, efficient studying, time management, motivation, studying, planning, reviewing, choosing a study space and managing stress.

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