Senior High School Students’ Attitudes Towards Research
29 Pages Posted: 1 Nov 2018
Date Written: December 6, 2017
The study utilized the Attitude towards Research Scale formulated by Elena T. Papanastasiou in 2005 to further investigate the attitudes of students towards research. Two hundred twenty-two (222) senior high school students from Holy Child Catholic School, school year 2017–2018 who had already and currently taken Practical Research Subjects prescribed by the Department of Education for the K-12 program participated in the study. Descriptive survey and correlational research method was employed to provide better grasp of students’ attitude towards research. Responses were analyzed through the use of Cronbach’s Alpha for internal consistency, mean for statistical descriptions, Pearson correlation coefficient and factorial MANOVA using IBM-SPSS. As the five subscales moderately affect one another, gender and grade level showed no significant difference among SHS student of HCCS. Strands of academic track tends to have an impact on the difference of attitude of SHS students towards research. The study concluded that there is a need to investigate the interest and attitude of students towards research.
Keywords: Research Attitude, Research Positivity, Anxiety, Senior High School
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