The effect of elementary students' attitude towards science on their levels of test anxiety

AKMAN B., Izgi U., Bagce H., AKILLI H. I.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.32, no.146, pp.3-11, 2007 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 146
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-11
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The objective of this study is to find out the effect of second-grade elementary students' (6(th)-, 7(th)- and 8(th)-year students) attitude towards science course on their levels of test anxiety. This study will be carried out by using the descriptive method. The subjects of this study will be 145 second-grade students in Ergin Elementary School in Bala, Ankara, Koseli Elementary School in Bala, Ankara and Sehit Orhan Yalcin Elementary School in Dortdivan, Bolu. he Test Anxiety Inventory and the Scale of Attitude Towards Science will be administered to students. The correlation between test anxiety scores and attitude scores as well as the correlation between anxiety-gender and attitude-gender will be sought for in this study. It has been found out that there is a significant correlation between test anxiety scores and attitude scores. However, no significant difference is known about anxiety-gender and attitude-gender relations.