Attitude of physics students towards Physics at College of Science and Technology – University of Rwanda
A low performance of physics students at University of Rwanda – College of Science and Technology Nyarugenge campus in physics subjects is observed since it has been created. In some topics, the class average falls below 50%.Therefore there are very few students who graduated with mention “First class” and even with “Upper second honors”. This poor performance is attributed to their negative attitude towards Physics. This study sought to establish the attitude of students in Physics department towards Physics, in the objective to find means to improve their per-formance. The analysis of the results shows that only 58 % of students entering Physics department have enrolled voluntarily. Their attitude towards physics is slightly positive (3.6 on a 5 point Likert scale). It was found that neither gender, option at secondary school nor level of study influence this attitude.
Keywords: Physics, attitude, performance, t – test, ANOVA
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