Education Quarterly Reviews
Published: 09 January 2023
Examining the Attitudes of Turkish Students Towards Scientific Field Trips
Ministry of National Education, Turkey
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Keywords: Field Trips, Attitude, Middle School, Turkey
In this research, it is aimed to examine the attitudes of Turkish students attending middle school according to various variables (gender, class level, academic achievement, daily study time, maternal education status, maternal occupation, father education status, father's profession, family income status, number of people living in households). The research is designed according to one of the quantitative research methods, the scanning pattern. The sample group of the study consists of 452 secondary school students who were educated in the central district of Kilis province in the fall semester of the 2021-2022 academic year, aged between 10 and 13, selected using simple unelected sampling method. The data of the research were analyzed using the SPSS 23 program. The research findings reveals that middle school students have a high attitude towards scientific field trips. Student attitudes towards the learning tool and adventure direction, which are the sub-dimensions of scientific field trips, are moderate; student attitudes towards social and environmental aspects are high. It was also concluded that the attitudes of secondary school students towards scientific field trips differed importantly according to gender, academic achievement, study time, parental education level and occupation and number of households. However, it was detected that the attitudes of middle school students towards scientific field trips did not differ importantly according to class level and economic level variables.
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