Latest Research on Students’ Attitude: July – 2020

Factors affecting students’ attitude toward online shopping

To ensure the success of online business, it is important for the retailers to understand their targeted customers. The aim of this study examines the significance of attitude toward online shopping. The objectives of the study are two fold. The first section seeks to determine relationship between attitude towards online shopping with shopping orientations and perceived benefits scales. [1]

Managing Students’ Attitude towards Science through Problem – Solving Instructional Strategy

The study was designed to further clarify the claim by several authors that methods of instruction could change students’ attitude positively towards science. It was the belief of the author that if students were allowed to develop higher cognitive processes through problem solving strategies, either as teacher directed or self-directed, their attitudes toward chemistry might change positively. Therefore, the effect of teacher-directed and self-directed problem-solving strategies on students’ attitude toward chemistry was investigated. [2]

An Investigation of Students Attitude and Motivation toward Online Learning

This study investigated students’ attitudes and motivations toward online learning. Students in the online course, Introduction to the Visual Arts, were asked to complete questionnaires administered during the first and last week of the online course. A group of questions on Attitude was asked on both surveys. Questions on Interest, Self-management, and Locus of Control were asked only at the beginning of the course. The end of class survey included questions on Study Process Approach. Students in the study were found to have a strong internal Locus of Control. A significant correlation was found between a more internal locus of control and relying on surface strategies for learning. Another significant result was found on the Attitude pre- and post-course comparison regarding missing interaction with other students and getting more information through an online course. Generally, students’ attitude toward online learning was more positive during the last week of the course than in the first week. The study showed that this online course provided a sufficient amount of student to instructor interaction, a high amount of student to material interaction, and a low amount of student to student interaction. (Contains 1 figure.) [3]

Challenges, Attitudes and Academic Performance of Agricultural Science Students in Public Secondary Schools of Ibadan North, Nigeria

In this study, we considered challenges facing effective teaching and learning of Agricultural Science. Also, we examined whether there were differences in the mean achievement test scores of students in the subject in selected schools. Furthermore, we studied students’ attitude to the subject and examined the relationship between their academic performance in Agricultural Science and their attitudes to the subject. [4]

Knowledge, Attitudes and Utilisation of the Female Condom among High School Female Students in Kumba, Cameroon

Background: Cameroon has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence of 5.3% in the West and Central African Sub-region, with women being the most infected. The biological and socio-cultural vulnerability of women to HIV infection is not new. A proven effective female controlled prevention tool like the female condom is relatively new compared to the male condom in the prevention of HIV in Cameroon. Data related to its use and acceptability are rare. Relatively early onset of sexual activity amongst female students in Cameroon is a sad reality. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and use of the female condom amongst high school female students in the Kumba Urban area, Cameroon.
Methods: A descriptive design was adopted and carried out during the month of May 2014, on a representative sample of consenting high school female students, from a sample of high schools in Kumba. Pretested questionnaires in English language were self-administered to 398 students. Data were analysed with the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0 software. [5]

Reference

[1] Delafrooz, N., Paim, L.H., Haron, S.A., Sidin, S.M. and Khatibi, A., 2009. Factors affecting students attitude toward online shopping. African Journal of Business Management, 3(5), pp.200-209.

[2] Adesoji, F.A., 2008. Managing students’ attitude towards science through problem–solving instructional strategy. The Anthropologist, 10(1), pp.21-24.

[3] Knowles, E. and Kerkman, D., 2007. An Investigation of Students Attitude and Motivation toward Online Learning. InSight: A Collection of Faculty Scholarship, 2, pp.70-80.

[4] Otekunrin, O.A., Oni, L.O. and Otekunrin, O.A., 2017. Challenges, attitudes and academic performance of agricultural science students in Public secondary Schools of Ibadan North, Nigeria. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, pp.1-11.

[5] Tarkang, E.E. and Bain, L.E., 2015. Knowledge, attitudes and utilisation of the female condom among high school female students in Kumba, Cameroon. Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science, pp.169-180.

 

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