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Factors influencing adolescents' attitude towards biology in Gazankulu

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dc.contributor.advisor Schulze, Salome Manganye, Hlengani Thomas 2015-01-23T04:25:02Z 2015-01-23T04:25:02Z 1994-06
dc.identifier.citation Manganye, Hlengani Thomas (1994) Factors influencing adolescents' attitude towards biology in Gazankulu, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate if teacher, pupil, curriculum and classroom environment variables were significantly related to adolescents' attitudes towards Biology. The study also investigated whether certain factors (as moderator variables) significantly influenced the relationships between pupils' attitudes towards Biology and each of the independent variables. For the investigation a sample of 426 standard eight, nine and ten pupils from three school-types completed an attitude questionnaire. Parametric statistics were used to analyse the results. Findings from the correlation and stepwise regression analysis revealed that the curriculum was the strongest correlate of attitude and accounted for most of the variance in pupils' attitudes towards Biology. An analysis of variance revealed no significant difference in pupils' attitudes towards Biology when gender, standard, parental levels of formal education and type of school were used as moderator variables. These findings suggest a complete restructuring of the Biology curriculum. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 180 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Attitude towards Biology en
dc.subject Biology en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Questionnaire en
dc.subject Teacher factors en
dc.subject Pupil factors en
dc.subject Curriculum factors en
dc.subject Classroom factors en
dc.subject.ddc 570.71268259
dc.subject.lcsh Biology -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- South Africa -- Gazankulu en
dc.subject.lcsh Educational surveys -- South Africa -- Gazankulu en
dc.title Factors influencing adolescents' attitude towards biology in Gazankulu en
dc.type Dissertation
dc.description.department Psychology of Education M. Ed. (Psychology of Education)

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