ERIC Number: ED028088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Feb
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Test Every Senior Project: Attitudes of Seniors Concerning Science.
Gallagher, James Joseph; Korth, Willard W.
Reported is a comparative study on the attitudes of physics and chemistry students in high schools toward science, scientists, science teachers and "myself as a scientist" compared with those of students who had taken neither course. A semantic differential test, a sentence completion test, and a word association test were used in the test battery. Findings included the following: (1) students who took physics and chemistry demonstrated more favorable attitude toward science, science teachers and "myself as a scientist," (2) girls demonstrated more favorable attitudes than boys toward scientists and science teachers, (3) boys demonstrated more favorable attitudes than girls on "myself as a scientist," and (4) no significant differences were detected between boys and girls toward science. (GR)
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Authoring Institution: Educational Research Council of America, Cleveland, OH.