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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(9), 939-943
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-9-2
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Influence of Selected Factors on Students’ Attitude towards Physics in Public Secondary Schools

Nicholas Muriuki Nteere1, , Jacob Mwenda Kwaria2 and Newton Kiogora Kirimi3

1Department of Education and Social Sciences, Kenya Methodist University, Meru, Kenya

2Department of Education, Africa Nazarene University, Nairobi, Kenya

3Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

Pub. Date: September 26, 2017

Cite this paper:
Nicholas Muriuki Nteere, Jacob Mwenda Kwaria and Newton Kiogora Kirimi. Influence of Selected Factors on Students’ Attitude towards Physics in Public Secondary Schools. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(9):939-943. doi: 10.12691/education-5-9-2

Abstract

The study investigated students’ attitude towards selection of Physics in secondary schools. Questionnaires with items set to capture data on the study objectives were administered to three hundred and sixty one students selected proportionally and randomly from forty two public secondary schools. Physics teacher in each school was involved. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive parameters and few inferential statistics. Physics teacher as a role model and perceived subject abstractness by the students had significant influence on students’ attitude towards selection of Physics in Meru Central Sub County. It was concluded that, Physics teacher as a role model and perceived subject abstractness by the students played an important role on students’ attitude towards selection of Physics.

Keywords:
student selection perceived abstractness role model physics

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