An investigation into the low participation rates of senior high school students in science fairs

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Bernard E.
dc.coverage.spatial Nova Scotia
dc.creator Mattocks, Michael J.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:30Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.other LB1065 M37 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22128
dc.description 119 p. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 71-77).
dc.description.abstract This study examines the low participation rate of senior high school students in school science fairs and in the Colchester/East Hants Regional Science Fair as well as the declining rate of participation of previous contestants in science fairs as they progress through the three levels of schooling. The results show statistically significant declines between elementary school and junior high school for responses to the following questions: (i) choice in doing a project, (ii) teacher enthusiasm for science fairs, (iii) perceived ability required to complete a science project, (iv) science is "fun" at school and (v) science evokes curiosity. Sixty seven percent of the reasons given for not participating in science fairs claimed that too much time/work was involved. Students also reported that they could do a science fair project if they had to or if an interesting topic could be found.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc LB1065
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation in education
dc.subject.lcsh High school students -- Nova Scotia -- Attitudes
dc.subject.lcsh Science -- Nova Scotia -- Exhibitions
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) in adolescence
dc.title An investigation into the low participation rates of senior high school students in science fairs
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Education
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Faculty of Education
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


Files in this item

 
 

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record