Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Science Education (ISSE 2020)

Students’ Attitudes Towards Chemistry: On the Gender and Grades Perspective

Authors
Elginda Yusa Arniezca, Jaslin Ikhsan
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Elginda Yusa Arniezca
Available Online 28 March 2021.
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.210326.044How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Attitudes toward chemistry, Gender, Grades
Abstract

This descriptive research with a quantitative approach aims to describe the differences in students’ attitudes toward chemistry based on gender and grade level. The participants were 186 senior high school students in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, selected by convenience sampling technique. The data collection tool used was the Likert-scale Attitudes Toward Chemistry Questionnaire by Salta that has been validated and proven reliable using Pearson Correlation and Cronbach Alpha. The questionnaire consisted of 23 items, including aspects of the importance of chemistry, difficulty of chemistry, the interest of chemistry, and usefulness of chemistry in the future career. Mann Whitney analysis was used to describe the effect of gender and grades on attitudes toward chemistry. The result showed that students had a neutral attitude toward chemistry. There are significant differences in attitudes towards chemistry between male and female students in all aspects. The differences in students’ attitudes towards chemistry based on grades only exist in the aspect of the importance of chemistry. The teacher should motivate and enhance chemistry learning to increase students’ positive attitudes toward chemistry. Further research is required to ensure the cause of the difference between male and female students’ attitudes.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 6th International Seminar on Science Education (ISSE 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
28 March 2021
ISBN
10.2991/assehr.k.210326.044
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
10.2991/assehr.k.210326.044How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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