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European Journal of Physics Education

Yıl 2011 , Cilt 2 , Sayı 1

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Attitude towards physics lessons and physical experiments of the high school students

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Department of Science Education1, Education Faculty2, Erciyes University3
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In order that students can develop researching, questioning, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills, so that they become lifelong learning individuals, they should be improved regarding their knowledge, understanding and attitude towards natural sciences. Attitudes towards physics lessons and physical experiments of high school students have been examined for this purpose. The research has been designed as a scanning study, population of which consists of high school students (9th, 10th and 11th grades) from the schools in the Kayseri province centre. Sample of the study is the 295 students selected among the population by random sampling. A questionnaire including 12 items regarding students’ attitude towards physics lessons and 8 items regarding physical experiments were used in the study. Acquired data have been analyzed by using SPSS 16.0 software. Appropriate statistical methods were used for examination of data distribution. Reliability factor of the test is found to be as Cronbach’s Alpha=0.73. It was found that students’ attitudes towards physics lessons and physical experiments were 63.07, which is some higher than the indecisive level, 60 in this research. Same of the students are indecision about physics lessons and physical experiments, and also, there are as many students of negative opinion as those with a positive opinion. Furthermore, it was examined whether general attitude towards physics lessons and physical experiments of the students varied with respect to gender, grade and age variables, and no significant variation with respect to gender was found. It was determined that students’ grade and age differences effect on students\\\' attitudes.

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