Author(s): Bilal YORULMAZ

Students with high scores on their university entrance exams generally have low or average diploma grades. Conversely, students with low or average scores on their university entrance exams generally achieve high diploma grades. This situation is a problem deserving of study. The purpose of this study is to determine why some students are more successful than other students during their university life, and it is based on the opinions of the students themselves. This research is a case study which single-case design was used. 25 students graduated from Marmara University Department of Culture of Religion And Knowledge of Ethics Education For Elementary Schools participated in this research. The data have been obtained via unstructured interviews and focus groups and were analyzed by inductive content analysis. Most of the students in this study stated that the most important factors contributing to high levels of success included one’s anxiety level, linguistic competence, test-taking skills, future plans after graduation, types of exams, time spent preparing for exams, an attitude that the “department’s exams are easy,” motivational level, and a love of the department.


You can send your paper at Online Submission System

  • The Journal of International Social Research / Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi ISSN: 1307-9581, an international, peer-reviewed, on the web publication, from 2007 will be issued least four times annualy.
  • Our journal is an independent academic publication based on research in social sciences, contributing to its field and trying to publish scientific articles that will bring innovation to the original and social sciences.
  • The journal has got an international editorial board and referee board, mainly embodied from the each individually professional on the social research fields.
  • Uluslararası Sosyal Araştırmalar Dergisi / The Journal of International Social Research became a member of Cross Reff since 2014 and started to assign DOI numbers to the articles. image
Google Scholar citation report
Citations : 7760

The Journal of International Social Research received 7760 citations as per Google Scholar report

The Journal of International Social Research peer review process verified by publons
Get the App