An Examination of Science High School Students' Attitudes towards Mathematics Course and Their Academic Self-Concept on the Basis of Various Factors


PEHLİVAN H. , KÖSEOĞLU P.

CROATIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-HRVATSKI CASOPIS ZA ODGOJ I OBRAZOVANJE, cilt.14, ss.151-160, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: CROATIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-HRVATSKI CASOPIS ZA ODGOJ I OBRAZOVANJE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.151-160

Özet

The aim of this study is to analyse high schoolers' attitudes towards math and their academic self-concepts in relation to (a) income level, (b) financial source for the child's education, (c) educational place, and (d) family's living place. The sample includes a total of 345 Ankara Science High School students. The data were collected through the use of an attitude scale with 24 items, an academic self-concepts scale with eight items and a demographic information form. The attitude scale is found to have 0.95 alpha reliability while the academic self-concept scale is found to be 0.83. In comparing two groups, t tests were used. ANOVA and Scheffe test were used for comparing more than two groups. The findings indicate that neither attitudes towards maths course nor academic self-concepts are influenced by the family characteristics.