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Do Religious Values of Prospective Teachers Affect Their Attitudes Toward Science Teaching?

Author(s): Ebru Z. MUĞALOĞLU | Hale BAYRAM

Journal: Journal of Turkish Science Education
ISSN 1304-6020

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 91;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Prospective Science Teachers | Attitudes toward Science Teaching | Values

This study aimed to examine the associations between prospective science teachers’ values (theoretical, religious, economic, aesthetic, social and political values) and their attitudes towards science teaching. Cross-sectional research design was used. Science Teaching Attitude Scale-II and Allport-Vernon-Lindzey Values Test were used for assessing prospective science teachers’ attitudes toward science teaching and their values respectively. As a result of list-wise deletion, the sample appeared to be 281 prospective science teachers. Regression analysis showed that religious value of prospective science teachers was a significant predictor of their attitudes toward science teaching (F (1, 279) = 14.787, p

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