Abstract

In science education interest is a key factor. This study was conducted to explore the factors responsible in decaying the students’ interest
towards chemistry. Three factors (parental enforcement, society requirements and role of text book) play significant role and contribute in
students’ interest towards Chemistry. Demographic variables i.e., school sectors, parental occupation; father occupations and mother occupation were brought under investigation. Questionnaire was developed, validated and reliability was determined. Five point Likert Scale was used to get perception of 600(male and female) 9th and 10th grade students of different school sectors of Lahore. Data analyzed and interpreted by mean values, t- test and one- way ANOVA. Among all three factors, over all perception of students related to “role of text books” with lowest value of mean value showed main cause of decline of interest towards course of Chemistry. This study will be helpful for students, parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers in recognizing and eliminating such factors which are responsible for frightening situation. This study looked forward towards better future of chemistry in Pakistan.

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017

  • Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
  • DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0278
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
  • Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada