Attitude towards Science Learning among Non-Science Majors

  • EDSEL ORBINO CORONADO, Ph.D. ILOILO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY - MIAGAO CAMPUS
  • MAE ANGELINE TAD-Y TAJOLOSA, Ph.D. ILOILO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITY - MIAGAO CAMPUS

Abstract

This paper examined the college students’ attitude towards science, in the course, Environmental Science among 95 BS Hotel and Restaurant Technology students.  Three attitudinal variables were investigated using the Science Attitude Scale as modified from the Fennema-Sherman Attitude Scale.  Results showed that students have moderately positive attitude towards science. In terms of sex, male has neutral attitude towards science while female has a moderately positive attitude towards science. In terms of sex, there was no significant difference in the science attitude of male and female in every subcomponents: Personal Confidence about Subject Matter: t(73.100) = 0.552, p = 0.583, Usefulness of the Subject Content: t(77.571) = -0.838, p = 0.405, and Perception of Teacher’s Attitude: t(55.494) = 1.175, p = 0.245.  Sex brings no difference with regards to student’s attitude towards science. On the other hand, there was a significant difference in the level of student’s attitude in terms of usefulness of the subject content among students as as determined by one-way ANOVA (F(2,92) = 4.265, p = 0.017). Moreover, a Post Hoc Test of Multiple Comparison (Tukey HSD) was run and showed that there was a significant mean difference between sections A and C which implies that these sections find science as a significant subject to learn and apply to their course. Teachers need to device a certain strategy to trigger the positive interest of the students to have a positive view of science that could improve the teaching-learning process in science education.

Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
CORONADO, EDSEL ORBINO; TAJOLOSA, MAE ANGELINE TAD-Y. Attitude towards Science Learning among Non-Science Majors. Learning Science and Mathematics, [S.l.], v. 15, n. December, p. 71 to 83, dec. 2020. ISSN 2637-0832. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/lsm/article/view/10634>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2021.