Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Main Determinants of Difficulty in Understanding and Learning Macroeconomics Course
Ass. Prof. Dr. Ömer ALKAN, Prof. Dr. Vedat KAYA

Humankind open his/her eyes to a life that has been strictly surrounded with economy throughout the all history and every increasingly. As we know from our daily life examples that each of us continuously takes economic decisions. These decisions that we take are mostly related to consumption, investment and savings. When viewed from this respect, we may say that we live in pocket of economics. Therefore importance of economic lessons has been on increase especially for economics and econometrics department students. As well as that macroeconomics is main mandatory courses of economics department, it also instructed at so many department at bachelor level. Object of this study is to determine main socio-demographic and academic variables that affect students who are educated at economics and econometrics departments learning and understanding the macroeconomics course within the frame of econometric model. According to the results that have been obtained, it was detected that variables such as age, graduation high school, high school diploma score and entry date to the department have effect in increasing difficulty in understanding and learning of macroeconomics course and department and love of department variables have reducing effect.

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