Relationship Of Attitudes Toward Self, Family, And School With Attitude Toward Science Among Secondary School Students In Zimbabwe
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This paper presents evidence obtained from a survey of forms two, three and four about the relationships of attitude towards self family and school with attitude toward science. Among secondary school students in Zimbabwe three categories of variables were identified namely self-concept, home environment and school environment. The major findings of this study were: 1. That three categories of variables; self, family and classroom environment, contained significant predictors of attitude towards science. 2.Self variables explained between 40%-60% of the variance in attitude towards science. 3. Family variables predicted between 15%-40% of the variance in attitude towards science. 4. Classroom environment variables accountedfor48%-76% of the variance in attitude towards science. 5. The findings also indicate that all three categories of variables have a positive relationship with attitude toward science.