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ERIC Number: EJ807981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Students' Attitudes toward Introductory Physics Course
Demirci, Neset
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v26 p33-40 2004
The problem examined in this study deals with students' attitude toward physics among the freshmen and sophomore students who were taking first introductory physics course. In the study there were 176 students, and they were chosen sample of convenience from Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida. 125 subjects were male students, and 51 subjects were female students. The survey instrument used had 18 statements relating to measure students' attitude toward physics. It was found that there was a significance result between male and female students' attitude toward physics. Male students have more positive attitude toward physics than female students. Also the result supported that there was a significance difference among the students' academic areas and students' attitude toward physics. Generally, the department of physics and space students' attitude is more positive than others. More negative attitude was found in Biology and Environmental Science and Oceanography students than the other academic departments. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida