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Original article | TAY Journal 2023, Vol. 7(1) 285-302

An Examination of the Attitudes of Primary School 4th Grade Students Towards Science in Terms of Different Variables

Alper Murat Özdemir

pp. 285 - 302   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.13   |  Manu. Number: tay journal.2023.013

Published online: March 31, 2023  |   Number of Views: 17  |  Number of Download: 196


Abstract

Interest, attitudes and motivation regarding a field have been shown to be one of the factors that influence success. Ensuring a positive interest, attitude and motivation can only be possible by determining these affective states. This study aimed at examining elementary fourth graders' attitudes towards the science course in terms of various variables. The participants were 155 fourth graders studying at an elementary school located in the Nevşehir province in the 2021-2022 academic year. The study was conducted in accordance with the survey method, a qualitative research method. The data were gathered through the Scale of Attitudes Towards the Science and Technology Course developed by Kenar and Balcı (2012). The scale included 12 items rated on a 5-point Likert scale. Paired samples t-test and one-way ANOVA were used in the data analysis. The findings showed that the fourth graders had positive attitudes towards the science course. The students' attitudes towards the science course did not show a significant difference based on gender, and parents' educational level. As a result, students' having positive towards the science course can contribute to the analysis of factors affecting success in this course in further studies.

Keywords: Science course, attitude, primary school


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Ozdemir, A.M. (2023). An Examination of the Attitudes of Primary School 4th Grade Students Towards Science in Terms of Different Variables . TAY Journal, 7(1), 285-302. doi: 10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.13

Harvard
Ozdemir, A. (2023). An Examination of the Attitudes of Primary School 4th Grade Students Towards Science in Terms of Different Variables . TAY Journal, 7(1), pp. 285-302.

Chicago 16th edition
Ozdemir, Alper Murat (2023). "An Examination of the Attitudes of Primary School 4th Grade Students Towards Science in Terms of Different Variables ". TAY Journal 7 (1):285-302. doi:10.29329/tayjournal.2023.537.13.

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