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The reflections of certain social factors concerning science high school students into their attitudes towards physics course

Hülya Pehlivan, Pınar Köseoglu
2011 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
This research aims at studying science high school students' attitudes towards physics course in terms of a) their family income levels, b) the amount of money allocated to their education, c) the unit/institution providing them with the money required for their education, d) the place where they receive education, and e) the location where their family reside. The current research was conducted with the students of Ankara Science High School, and 339 students were reached. An attitudes scale
more » ... n attitudes scale of 34 items was employed so as to obtain the data required. The alpha reliability for the scale of attitudes towards physics course was found to be 0.96. The t test was used in the comparison of pairs whereas one directional variance analysis and scheffe test was used in comparing groups larger than pairs in data analyses. In consequence, the statistical data demonstrated that science high school students' attitudes towards physics course did not differ on the basis of a) the amount of money allocated to their education, b) the unit/institution providing them with the money required for their education, c) the place where they received education, and d) the location where their family resided.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.148 fatcat:7zbmcayxivbinm6pcuir2t52sm