Attitude towards Biology and Its Effects on Student’s Achievement

Ahmad R. Nasr, Asghar Soltani K.

Abstract


The main purpose of this study was to examine the relation between attitudes towards science in biology courses and students’ biology achievement. A total of 185 grade 12 (age 17-18 years) students in Isfahan answered to a 30-item questionnaire provided by authors based on STAQ-R inventory. The results showed that among attitude towards science dimensions, only “biology is fun for me”, have meaningful and positive relation with students’ achievement in biology. Also there was no significant difference between girls and boys in attitude towards biology, although girls had better achievements in biology in comparison with boys.

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International Journal of Biology   ISSN 1916-9671(Print)   ISSN 1916-968X  (Online)

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