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ERIC Number: EJ931131
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Grade 4 to 8 Primary School Students' Attitudes towards Science: Science Enthusiasm
Kirikkaya, Esma Bulus
Educational Research and Reviews, v6 n4 p374-382 Apr 2011
The aim of this study is to investigate the grades 4 to 8 students' attitudes towards science under the "liking school", "independent investigator" and "what I really think of science" titles. The affect of gender, grade level and science achievement on students' attitudes was analysed in "liking school", "independent investigator", "science enthusiasm", "social context" and "science is a difficult subject" sub-scales that took place in this study. For selecting the sample, all schools in Izmit were clustered into three groups which are upper, middle and lower levels according to their achievement. From each group four schools, totally 12 primary schools selected by drawing lots, a total of 540 students were selected from every group with randomly selection method. In pilot study alpha reliability for measurements of three scales was found 0.80, 0.75 and 0.78 respectively. According to the results, level of willing "independent investigator" falls significantly at unsuccessful students and "science enthusiasm" falls significantly at high grade levels. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey