2014 International Journal of Language Academy  
The aim of this study is to determine the reader self-efficacy level of the 8th grade students and to research it in terms of different variables. The studies on self-efficacy has shown that the students' being succesful in any subject is in accordance with their self-efficacy perception. There are also studies proving that there is a positive correlation between reading success and reading self-efficacy. For this reason, it's important to determine students' reader self-efficacy level in terms
more » ... cacy level in terms of its bringing up existing situation. Besides, determining if the variables, of which influences on basic language skills were proved through different studies, affect the reader self-efficacy will guide the studies and regulations on this subject. This research was applied on 1389 students studying in 13 secondary schools in the city centre of Nigde in the Fall Term of 2013-2014 school year. As data collection tool, Reader Self-Efficacy Scale, developed by Ulper, Yaylı and Karakaya (2013) was used. In the five point Likert type scale are 36 items. It was ascertained that students' reader selfefficacy level was high. In the search, it was found that the reader self-efficacy level, according to gender, was significantly different in favor of girls, differentiated according to their like or dislike Turkish course in favor of those who like it, and according to the number of the books read in the last month weighed against those who had not read any book at all. According to the findings, for developing students' reader self-efficacy level, some suggestions were made.
doi:10.18033/ijla.90 fatcat:fzgs2keywrazpnlsjbmkieahpe