Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2014, Page: 40-47
Analysis of Variance for Parental Demographic Variables to Students’ Total Attitudes toward Secondary Education Science Teaching and Learning
Ephias Gudyanga, Department of Educational Foundations, Management and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education, Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
Received: Mar. 9, 2014;       Accepted: May 7, 2014;       Published: May 10, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140202.13      View  2410      Downloads  90
Abstract
In this study, analysis of variance for parental demographic nt variables to students’ total attitudes toward science teaching and learning was carried out. A survey was carried out on a randomly selected 243 participants in the secondary school section (12-16 year age group). The Likert type questionnaire was used to collect data which was subjected to ANOVA testing. The Null hypothesis (Ho) testing showed F-ratios which were significant at both .05 and .01 alpha levels leading to rejection of (Ho). Parental encouragement, parental socio-economic status and parental educational levels were all significant towards attitude formations and change towards the teaching and learning of Science. It was concluded that parents play a critical role in encouraging and supporting their children’s Science learning at home and in school and throughout their communities.
Keywords
Attitude, Parent, Science, Teaching, Learning
To cite this article
Ephias Gudyanga, Analysis of Variance for Parental Demographic Variables to Students’ Total Attitudes toward Secondary Education Science Teaching and Learning, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 40-47. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.20140202.13
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