Factors influencing science-related attitudes




The variables influencing science-related attitudes have received a lot of researchers' attention that have also generated many but often inconsistent results. Some determinants of attitudes frequently emphasized in the literature are the gender, the number of science subjects studied in the curricula and the grade/kind of studies. The aim of this study is to analyze the influence of these factors on the students' attitudes employing a representative sample of all the educational levels. Attitudes are assessed by means of a questionnaire implementing the taxonomy of science-related attitudes. The results show a mildly good total attitude that is significantly better as the grade, the age of the student, and the degree of exposition to science increases. Men's attitudes are better that those of women across all attitude variables, but just as a slight tendency, because the differences between men and women's attitudes are not significant.

Licencia Creative Commons | Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Esta obra está bajo una licencia internacional Creative Commons Atribución-NoComercial 4.0.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

This document is currently not available here.