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Journal of Science Education and Technology
written by M. K. Udo, G. P. Ramsey, Jeffry V. Mallow, and S. Reynolds-Alpert
We present the results of a study designed to measure the level of science anxiety in students enrolled in physics courses at Loyola University Chicago. We undertook this study with two objectives: (1) to determine the factors contributing to science anxiety; in particular, to ascertain whether the leading factors identified in an earlier study have remained constant over time, and (2) to investigate whether science anxiety was affected by a semester of introductory physics. This is the first study of its kind, analyzing science anxiety in pre- and posttests of a cohort composed entirely of students taking physics courses. We find that the leading factors contributing to science anxiety are nonscience anxiety, gender, and to a much lesser degree, course of study (major), in agreement with earlier results. In general, males start and end the course with somewhat less science anxiety (and nonscience anxiety) than females. Post-course responses indicated some improvement in nonscience anxiety and in science anxiety for both genders. Acute levels of science anxiety were somewhat decreased by exposure to a physics course. Different pedagogies and gender role models may correlate with anxiety reduction.
Journal of Science Education and Technology: Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 237-247
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Education - Basic Research
- Societal Issues
= Gender Issues
- Student Characteristics
= Affect
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
= Research study
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DOI:
10.1023/A:1016686532654
ISSN Numbers:
1059-0145 (Paper)
1573-1839 (Online)
Keywords:
Anxiety, Gender Issues, Physics, Postsecondary Education, Science Anxiety, Science Instruction, Student Behavior
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Metadata instance created July 14, 2005 by Lyle Barbato
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June 5, 2006 by Lyle Barbato
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M. Udo, G. Ramsey, J. Mallow, and S. Reynolds-Alpert, J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 10 (3), 237 (2001), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016686532654).
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M. Udo, G. Ramsey, J. Mallow, and S. Reynolds-Alpert, Does physics teaching affect gender-based science anxiety?, J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 10 (3), 237 (2001), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016686532654>.
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Udo, M., Ramsey, G., Mallow, J., & Reynolds-Alpert, S. (2001, September 1). Does physics teaching affect gender-based science anxiety?. J. Sci. Educ. Tech., 10(3), 237-247. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016686532654
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Udo, M, G. Ramsey, J. Mallow, and S. Reynolds-Alpert. "Does physics teaching affect gender-based science anxiety?." J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 10, no. 3, (September 1, 2001): 237-247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016686532654 (accessed 1 October 2014).
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Udo, M. K., G. P. Ramsey, Jeffry V. Mallow, and S. Reynolds-Alpert. "Does physics teaching affect gender-based science anxiety?." J. Sci. Educ. Tech. 10.3 (2001): 237-247. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1016686532654>.
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