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ERIC Number: EJ1113257
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1609-4913
Middle School Students' Attitudes toward Science, Scientists, Science Teachers and Classes
Kapici, Hasan Özgür; Akçay, Hakan
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v17 n1 Article 10 Jun 2016
It is an indispensable fact that having a positive attitude towards science is one of the important factors that promotes students for studying in science. The study is a kind of national study that aims to investigate middle school students', from different regions of Turkey, attitudes toward science, scientists and science classes. The study was done with 2,063 students from fourth grade to eighth grade from all regions of Turkey. The Assessing Attitudes and Preferences in Science (AAPS) instrument was used in the current study. The findings showed that students from western regions of Turkey have more positive attitudes toward science and the other related concepts. Furthermore it was reached that girls have more positive attitudes toward these concepts than boys. It was also found students' attitudes toward science decreases with respect to grade level (or age). Lastly, possible reasons of such results were discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey