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Families Attitudes towards Science and Science Education

Author Affiliations

  • 11Ataturk University, Education Faculty, Elementary Science Department, Erzurum, Turkey
  • 22Kafkas University, Education Faculty, Elementary Science Department, Kars, Turkey
  • 33Mus Alparslan University, Education Faculty, Elementary Science Department, Mus, Turkey
  • 44Siirt University, Education Faculty, Elementary Science Department, Siirt, Turkey

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 4, Issue (3), Pages 1-6, March,1 (2016)


It is important for todays education to assimilate and relate science with daily life. New education systems aim to raise individuals in this aspect. If it is about individuals then social environment includes itself into education process. Since families are the most small unit in social environment and eventually families are involved in educational process more than before. Thus the idea to investigate families’ influence on education is becoming one of the crucial elements in education dynamics. In the light of this philosophy it is assumed that families affect their children’s attitudes towards science and science courses. Thus main aim of this study is to investigate attitudes of families’ towards science and science courses. To obtain the required data families are given a questionnaire which is consisted by 30 questions. Families’ demographic data is also obtained through study and in addition to main problem; four sub-problems are determined and also investigated. For the analyzes of the data; reliability analyzes of the questions are done through Cronbach alpha values. Relations among items are determined through Spearman’s correlation method, frequency table and ratio table is also done. Factor analyzes are also done the statistical values of the sub-problems.


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