ERIC Number: ED125898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Relationships of Science Attitudes, Achievement and Self-Concept of Pre-Service Teachers.
Campbell, Richard L.; Martinez-Perez, Luis A.
The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that there are positive correlations among: (1) attitudes toward science, (2) self-concept, and (3) achievement of science process skills. The 68 students who served as subjects were juniors and seniors enrolled in science methods courses in elementary education. The Moore and Sutman (1970) Scientific Attitude Inventory (SAI) was used to gather data on student attitudes. Posttest items were constructed based on the Basic Science Process Skills (BSPS) and the Integrated Science Process Skills (ISPS). Fitts' (1964) Tennessee Self-Concept Scale (TSCS) was used to gather data on self-concept. Data were analyzed using Pearson's product-moment correlation coefficients. There were positive correlations between: (1) basic science process skills and integrated science process skills, (2) basic science process skills and attitudes toward science, (3) basic science process skills and self-concept, (4) integrated science process skills and attitudes toward science, (5) integrated process skills and self-concept, and (6) attitudes toward science and self-concept. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976)