ERIC Number: ED325333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Using Science Activities To Internalize Locus of Control and Influence Attitudes towards Science.
Rowland, Paul McD.
This study investigated the relationships between science activities that emphasize cause-and-effect and a learner's locus of control. Pretests included the Nowicki-Strickland Abbreviated Scale 7-12 to measure locus of control, and a modification of the Test of Science Related Attitudes to measure attitudes toward science. The findings suggest that the combination of discipline problems and inexperience of teachers might be important variables influencing the internalizing of locus of control. Doing science activities that emphasize cause-and-effect relationships improved attitudes on the attitude subscales Social Implication of Science, Normality of Scientists, and Inquiry; however, such activities did not contribute to the enjoyment of science classes. (KR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (63rd, Atlanta, GA, April 8-11, 1990).