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ERIC Number: ED098028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 116
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Science Support and Science Orientation of College Students in Kentucky.
Miller, George Henry
This study investigated some of the attitudes toward science of college students in relation to selected personal and nonpersonal characteristics, and possible relationships between these attitudes. The Schwirian Science Support Scale provided a measure of the extent of support toward science, and the Vitrogan Generalized Attitude Toward Science scale assessed the orientation of respondents toward scientific thought. Comparisons were made of 909 upperclass college students classified as to academic area, hours of college course work in science, type of institution attended, and sex. Each student had completed the general education requirement. The group mean score on an attitude scale was employed in determining the possible effect of the selected variables on attitudes toward science. T-tests and analyses of variance were used for statistical analyses. College students attending large state institutions evidenced stronger support toward science than did students attending small liberal arts colleges, as did students with more than 18 semester hours of science courses, and students majoring in natural science subjects. Students pursuing nonteaching careers were more positive toward science than were education majors. No differences were noted between male and female students in their support toward science. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky