An examination of the attitudes of secondary school students towards research homeworks according to different variants


Emsen P., Kilic D. S. , SORAN H.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.2574-2577 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.148
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.2574-2577

Abstract

The aim of this study is to put forth whether the attitudes of secondary school students towards research homeworks according to the variants of gender, class level, and school type show any difference. This research was done with a total of 422 students who are enrolled in the secondary schools at Cankaya, Ankara. In the study was used a "research homework attitude scale". Whether there is a meaningful difference in students' attitudes towards research homework according to gender, class level, and school type was examined through ANOVA. Attitudes of secondary school students towards research homework according to their gender do not show a meaningful difference. As the class level increases, the attitudes of students change in the negative direction. Moreover, students who study at public schools have a more positive attitude than the students who study at a private school. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.