Analysis of variables that express perception of high school students towards the class environment of biology laboratories


EKİCİ G.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.1901-1905 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.024
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1901-1905

Abstract

The aim of this research is to identify the variables that express the perception of the students towards biology laboratory class environment. The biology laboratory environment inventory, developed by Fraser, Gidding & McRobbie (1992), Learning style inventory of Kolb (1985) and biology self-efficacy inventory of Ekici (2009) are used in this research. The significant results of the research; the perception of the students towards biology laboratory environment has a positive and meaningful relation with their sex, biology self-efficacy perception level, learning style and overall academic success, but any relation is not defined with class variable. The results of regression analysis introduces that the perception of the students towards biology laboratory environment has a positive and meaningful relation with their sex, biology self-efficacy perception level, learning style and overall academic success, but the classroom variable has a negative and meaningful effect on it. These interpretative variables signify % 41.9 of total variance in the perception towards biology laboratory class environment. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.