ERIC Number: ED443661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Elementary and Secondary Students' Perceptions toward Science and the Correlation with Gender, Ethnicity, Ability, Grade, and Science Achievement.
Neathery, M. Faye
Attitudes associated with science appear to affect student participation in science as a subject. This report describes a study of elementary and secondary students that sought to determine students' attitudes toward science and to examine the correlation between attitudes and ability, gender, ethnicity, grade, and science achievement. Findings indicate no significant differences between attitudes toward science as a subject and gender, except that males rated science as a subject more exciting than females did. Ethnicity did not correlate with any of the five attitudes toward science as a subject. Grade significantly correlated with attitude toward science--younger students had more positive perceptions of science than older students. Finally, science achievement correlated with attitude toward science. (Contains 29 references.) (WRM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: "Electronic Journal of Science Education," v2 n1, September 1997.