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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part D (2018)

A study on high school students' perceptions toward biology learning (Myanmar)

Author(s)
Hnin Yu Soe
Abstract
This main aim of this study was to study high school students' perceptions toward biology learning. The participants in this study were 400 grades 10 and grade 11 biology students at 3 basic education high schools in Yesagyo Township in Myanmar. Survey method was used in this study. High school students' perceptions toward biology learning were taken to comprise of three dimensions, namely, intrinsic motivation to learn biology, individual interest in biology and perceived difficulty of biology and students' view about the way biology is taught. The comparison of students' perceptions toward biology learning was undertaken by two variables. In order to get the required data, the questionnaire involving 24 Likert-type items and the demographic data were developed. The collected data were analyzed using descriptive statistics; independent t-test and was used to compare students' perceptions toward biology learning in terms of variables. This study indicated that students have positive perceptions toward biology learning in all dimensions. Then, the study found that there was a significant difference between students' perceptions toward biology learning in terms of gender, grade level. Students' intrinsic motivation to learn biology had significant relationship with students' interest to biology and students' perceived difficulty of biology. Significantly correlated was also students' interest to biology to the perceived difficulty of biology. Therefore, students' perceived difficulty of biology, their intrinsic motivation to learn biology and their interest to biology were all positively correlated. Based on the results of the study, suggestions and recommendations were made to develop students' learning ability and achievement.
Pages: 248-251  |  284 Views  14 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Hnin Yu Soe. A study on high school students' perceptions toward biology learning (Myanmar). International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(9): 248-251.
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