The Reflections of Science High School Students' Situational Factors to Their Attitudes towards Chemistry Courses and Their Academic Self-Concept


PEHLİVAN H. , KÖSEOĞLU P.

CROATIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-HRVATSKI CASOPIS ZA ODGOJ I OBRAZOVANJE, cilt.14, ss.141-149, 2012 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: CROATIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION-HRVATSKI CASOPIS ZA ODGOJ I OBRAZOVANJE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.141-149

Özet

The purpose of this study is to examine science high school students' attitudes towards chemistry class and their academic self-concept on the basis of a) the amount of money allocated for the student's education b) the unit that provide the necessary money for the student c) the institution where the student is currently studying and d) the residential unit where the student's family lives. This study was conducted on Ankara Science High School students and a total of 323 students were contacted. A 34-item attitude scale on chemistry courses, an 8-item academic self-concept scale and the personal information form were used. The alpha reliability of the attitude scale which was used as a data collection tool on chemistry courses was found to be 0,96 while the alpha reliability of the academic self-concept scale was found to be 0,84.In data analyses, t test was used in the comparison of binary groups and one-way analysis of variance was used in the comparison of more than two groups. According to the obtained results of the study, the attitudes of the science high school students towards chemistry courses and the academic self-concept didn't change regarding the amount of money allocated for the student's education. In terms of providing the money for the students education, 0,05 significant difference was found in favour of the students who get a scholarship while 0,05 significant difference was found in the academic self-concept of the students. No significant differences were found on the basis of the residential unit where the student's family lives.