Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2768

Full Length Research Paper

Attitudes of gifted students towards science depending on some variables: A Turkish sample

   Metin Orbay1*, Murat Gokdere1, Hidayet Tereci2 and Murat Aydin2  
  1School of Education, University of Amasya, 05189 Amasya-Turkey. 2Amasya Science and Art Centers, 05100 Amasya-Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 February 2010
  •  Published: 30 April 2010



This research aimed to examine the science attitudes of gifted students attending the science and art centers (SAC) in Turkey depending on variables such as gender of students, their fields of education, classroom level and the education levels of their families. The test of science related attitudes (TOSRA), developed by Fraser (1978), simplified by Chaerul (2002) and translated into Turkish and the validity and reliability of which were studied by Curebal (2004), was used in the research. It was observed that there was no statistical difference between the science attitudes of students and the above-mentioned variables. A general analysis of the obtained results was performed comparatively with the studies at national and international levels. In line with the results, a discussion was made on what could be done particularly regarding the science and technology instruction of students at SACs which were developed as a suitable model for country conditions. 


Key words: Gifted students, science education, science attitude.



SAC, Science and art centers; TOSRA, test of science related attitudes.