The Effect of Attitudes on Science Achievement: A Study Conducted Among High School Pupils in Cyprus

Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Zembylas, Michalinos
November 2002
International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift f;Nov2002, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p469
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to examine how pupils' attitudes towards science and their beliefs about themselves affect their achievements in science, and vice versa. Cyprus provided an interesting location for the study, being a developing nation that has adopted educational ideas from a variety of countries, including the US, UK and Greece. The results of this study demonstrated the differential effects that science achievement and science attitudes can have on each other, depending on the characteristics of the educational systems of the country. The findings indicate various directions for future research.


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