Problem Solving Ability and Scientific Attitute of Higher Secondary School Students

  • C Kalaivani Research scholar, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
  • N Pugalenthy Associate professor, Department of Biology, SRKV College of Education, Periyanaickenpalayam, Coimbatore
Keywords: problem solving ability, Attitude towards science, higher secondary School Students


The objective of the study is to find the significant relationship between problem solving ability and Attitude towards science of higher secondary school students with reference to the background variables. Survey method was employed. Two tools are used in this study namely Problem Solving Ability Test prepared and standardized by Dr. L.N. Dubey, Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Agra and The science attitude scale, constructed and standardized by Mrs. Avinash Grewal of Bhopal (published by National Psychological Corporation, Agra) has been used in the present study. The significant difference between the means of each pair of group is computed using Standard Deviation,‘t ‘test, ANOVA and Pearson’s Co-efficient Correlation. The findings are established and tabulated from the analyzed data. The finding shows that there is no significant difference between the problem solving ability and attitude towards science of higher secondary school students. Finally, Interpretations, Recommendations are given by the investigator based on the findings.

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