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APPENDIX - I “ ONLY FOR RESEARCH PURPOSE ” A SCALE FOR ASSESSING ATTITUDE OF 10TH GRADE LEARNERS TOWARDS OPTING SCIENCE AS A SUBJECT AT SENIOR SECONDARY LEVEL
Supervisor : Dr. P.K. Mohapatra Please fill the following informations : Name Class Gender (Male/Female) Name of the School Father’s Name Father’s Education Father’s Occupation Mother’s Name Mother’s Education Mother’s Occupation Investigator : Atul Thakur

Instructions :
This scale is meant for judging your attitude towards opting science as a subject senior secondary level. Various dimensions reflecting your attitude are listed in this scale. This scale is based on five levels of your responses which responses which are as – SD, D, UD, A and SA. You need to encircle SD for strongly disagreeing, D for Disagreeing, UD for un-decided, A for agreeing and SA for strongly agreeing to an item or statement. Please go through the questionnaire carefully, read statements patiently and give your responses seriously. This is merely a research tool and no answer is more or less correct than others. Your answer may vary from others as it reflects your own thinking.

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Strongly Disagre e

Disagree

Undecided

Agree

Strongly Agree

FINANCIAL ASPECT :

1. Studying science requires SD more money for fees, books and tuitions as compared to Arts and Commerce studies. 2. My family is able to give me SD enough financial support to take–up science studies. 3. My family conditions force me SD to go for a job at an early stage. INFLUENCE OF FAMILY /PARENTS :

D

UD

A

SA

D D

UD UD

A A

SA SA

4. My parents want me to opt for science. 5. My parents expect too much from me as for as academic achievement and professional job is concerned. 6. Most of the members of my family are educated in science. 7. My parents don’t give any importance to science. 8. My parents are concerned about the optional subjects, I choose. 9. My parents are anxious about my future. 10. My family atmosphere is not conducive for science education. STUDIES : 11. Studies of science need rigorous hard work. 12. I am capable to take up science. 13. I can put extra efforts required for science studies. 14. A Hindi medium student faces problem in studying science in English medium at +1 level. 15. Science subject is more difficult than any other subjects. 16. Science practical provide practical experiences of learning new things.

SD SD

D D

UD UD

A A

SA SA

SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA

SD SD SD SD

D D D D

UD UD UD UD

A A A A

SA SA SA SA

SD SD

D D

UD UD

A A

SA SA

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17. Science education develops sense of critical and logical thinking. 18. Science provides more theoretical and practical knowledge. 19. Self-learning is encouraged by science. 20. Science subjects are boring in nature. 21. Science helps in developing analytical and synthesis ability in students. SOURCE OF INSPIRATION :

SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA

22. I seek guidance in my own family. 23. My seniors suggest me to take up science. 24. My relatives and neighbourers encourage my family to teach me science. 25. I am self inspired to take up science. 26. The autobiographies of scientists inspire me. INFLUENCE OF TEACHERS :

SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA

27. Our teachers guide and encourage me to take as a subject. 28. The teaching method used by our teachers encourages me to take science. 29. All the teachers in our school are competent enough to teach science properly. 30. Teachers believe that arts students are less intelligent than science students. 31. Teachers demonstrate practical in such a way that generates interest in students towards science. 32. Science teachers keep themselves more up to date with latest discoveries and inventions. INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL :

SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA

SD

D

UD

A

SA

33. Most of the schools don’t have necessary infrastructure for science education. 34. Schools with science facilities are far away from my home.

SD SD

D D

UD UD

A A

SA SA

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35. There is no shortage of teachers and lab-assistants in our school. 36. Science quizzes are helpful in promoting science at school level. 37. Small science projects are introduced in school level. VOCATIONAL ASPECT : 38. The most of the people in my surrounding have got jobs by studying science. 39. Students become more efficient and productive by studying science. 40. Science forms the basis of vocational and technical education. 41. Science helps in economic up-liftment of people and nation. 42. Job security in jobs related to science is more than other fields. 43. There are very less job avenues available to science students. 44. Studying science can provide me a good professional job at an early stage. 45. Only science can help me to get a government job. 46. The competition for professional courses is very tough. 47. One has to study too much and for a longer period to get a job in science field. 48. Professionals from science get better salary. NEED OF SCIENCE :

SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D D D D D D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A A A A A A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

49. Science Is need of modern times. 50. Science makes us more conscious about the world and the things around us. 51. All science people are more successful in life. 52. Persons from science have better social recognition. 53. Teaching of science should be targeted to the needs and requirements of the society. 54. The principles of science are related to day to day life. 55. Developments in Science have made the life of man

SD SD SD SD SD SD SD

D D D D D D D

UD UD UD UD UD UD UD

A A A A A A A

SA SA SA SA SA SA SA

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more luxurious and healthy. 56. Studying of science helps us to do the things in a systematic manner. AWARENESS :

SD

D

UD

A

SA

57. I am aware about all options and job prospectus available to me through science. 58. Organization of science fairs and science clubs is useful in promoting science education. 59. Orientation courses, workshops and seminars should be conducted for parents and teachers. 60. Science promotes Internationalism and Universal brotherhood.

SD SD SD

D D D

UD UD UD

A A A

SA SA SA

SD

D

UD

A

SA

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G.S.S.S. Kanaid Boys Girls Rural Rural Govt. Govt. 204 192 195 192 195 186 194 186 193 185 192 183 192 183 190 182 188 181 186 181 186 180 184 179 184 179 183 179 181 176 179 176 178 173 177 172 175 172 175 168 168 167 166 166 165 165 165 163 152 161

Public Ser. Sec. School Sundernagar Boys Girls Urban Urban Private Private 185 178 181 177 179 176 179 175 174 173 174 172 173 170 171 168 170 168 168 168 166 167 161 164 159 164 156 162 154 162 153 159 149 152 148 151 146 148 146 147 143 147 142 146 135 146 97 142 92 126

DAV Ner Chowk boys Girls Rural Rural Private Private 134 167 119 173 135 165 157 155 132 166 148 152 111 174 122 147 172 160 135 100 152 115 124 122 92 132 162 89 163 131 148 163 158 157 145 125 147 158 150 155 146 156 145 163 147 171 170 132 141 162

Govt. Ser. Sec. School Mandi Boys Girls Urban Urban Govt. Govt. 159 174 178 158 167 159 160 163 169 171 125 165 142 165 172 163 179 186 178 178 158 165 176 160 178 160 182 162 146 161 158 157 162 152 148 166 172 164 161 152 164 172 166 157 164 158 166 165 156 167

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