Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Determining Eighth Year Students’ AttitudesToward Science Courses and Investigating the Relation Between Attitude and Scholastic Achievement

The aim of the research is to reveal the attitudes of the eighth year students about the science courses and to investigate the relation between attitude and scholastic achievement.The research realized through correleational survey model in descriptive style was carried out with 40 students chosen randomly among from the eighth year students of a secondary school.As data collection tools for the research, scholastic achievement test and attitude scale for determining their attitudes toward science courses were used.It was seen that there was a significant relation between the scholastic achievement and the attitude toward science courses of the eighth year students participated to the research. It can be said from the obtained results that the students having a positive attitude toward science courses are more successful in science courses.

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