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Investigating of Relationships between Attitudes towards Physics Laboratories, Motivation and Amotivation for the Class Engagement

Author(s): Ali ERYILMAZ | İsmail YILDIZ | Sedef AKIN

Journal: Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education
ISSN 1306-3049

Volume: Jan.;
Issue: Special;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Motivation | Class Engagement | Attitudes towards Physics Laboratory

The aim of this study is to examine the relationships between high school students’ attitudes towards physicslaboratories, their motivation and amotivation levels for the class engagement. The study was carried out on 114male and 180 female (total 294) adolescents attending high schools and their age range is 14-17. The data of thestudy was collected by means of The Attitudes towards Physics Laboratories Scale and Motivation andAmotivation for the Class Engagement Scale. In the analysis of the data, simple regression analysis was used.According to the results of the analysis, it was observed that the students who have negative attitudes towardsphysics laboratory have lack of motivation for class engagement, and also the students who have positiveattitudes towards physics laboratory have motivation for class engagement (R2=0.14; F=22.31, p
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