Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2015)
Secondary school studentsâ€™ attitude towards life science
Author(s): Mandeep Dosanjh
Abstract: Studentsâ€™ attitudes toward science drastically modify their achievement in science. Therefore, recognition and influence of attitudes became to be a vital part of educational research. The study has been initiated by the idea that; research in studentsâ€™ attitudes in the direction of science frequently involves science in general, but particular disciplines like biology, chemistry, physics and Life Sciences have been ignored. Thus, the study is revolved on the subject of studentsâ€™ attitude toward Life Science. Life Science Attitude Questionnaire was used to gauge studentsâ€™ attitudes toward Life Science. The data were obtained from 25 secondary schools from the students attending 9th and 10th grade. The major findings of the study are that Gender is the major factor that impacts studentsâ€™ attitude toward life science for all dimensions. Attitude toward Life Science teacher is strongly affected by teacher identity. This can be taken as a clue for future research. That effect of teacher should be included as a parameter to be considered for the studies related to student attitude.