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Determination on the Selection of Science and Mathematics by Students

Tan, Weng Hooi (1998) Determination on the Selection of Science and Mathematics by Students. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the selection of science and mathematics subjects by the form four students. A total of 302 students from five schools in the Southern Province of Wellesley were chosen as respondents in this study. Among the factors investigated were attitude, interest, perception and attitudes towards career. Survey research method was employed and the instrument used was adapted from the questionnaires used by Molly N.N. Lee in 1996. The result of the survey indicated that: (1) there is a positive and significant relationship between students’ examination results in PMR and the selection of science and mathematics subjects in form 4, (2) there is a positive and significant relationship between attitude of students and selection of science and mathematics subjects. (3) There is a positive and significant relationship between perception towards career opportunity and the selection of science and mathematics subjects in form 4. However, there is no significant relationship between gender, race, and the selection of science and mathematics subjects. This study also discovered that there is no significant relationship between PMR examination results and race or gender.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science Subject, Mathematics Subject, Secondary School
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Ms Rohaida Rohani
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 01:37
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:13
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1981

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