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The relationship between science process skills and student attitude toward physics in senior secondary school in Aliero metropolis

Kamba A. H., Giwa A. A., Libata I. A. and Wakkala G. T.

African Educational Research Journal
Published: July 3 2018
Volume 6, Issue 3
Pages 107-113
DOI: https://doi.org/10.30918/AERJ.63.18.038

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between science process skills and student attitude toward physics in senior secondary school in Aliero metropolis. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and data were largely descriptive by nature. Two set of questionnaires namely; Science Process Skills Test (SPST) and Attitudes toward Physics Questionnaire (ATPQ) was used for Data collection constructed by the researcher. These were administered to a sample of 203 students selected from three secondary schools in Aliero metropolis out of which 165 filled questionnaires were returned to the researcher. The major findings of the study indicate that the students’ knowledge of science process skills is poor, the student’s attitudes towards physics are good and there is a significant positive relationship between students’ knowledge of science process skills and their attitudes towards physics. Based on the findings, it was concluded that students should be exposed to science process skills for the betterment of their future life and the society as well, the level of students’ attitudes toward physics is good but not enough, as such, positive attitudes of students should be improved so that they can be able to think, to reflect and to associate with ideas related to physics.

Keywords: Relationship, science process skills, student attitude, physics.

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