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Title: Students interest and academic performance in physics in Milani high school, Webuye division Bungoma Kenya
Authors: Nyongesa, Wafula
Keywords: interest
academic performance
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Publisher: Kampala International University, Faculty of Education
Abstract: The purpose of this study to identify specific factors which either generate or perpetuate preconceived notions about physics. Through the use of 165, students identified their intrinsic response to physics and the factors which influenced their respective responses. The students who took part in the survey cited many different reasons for their interest in physics or their dislike of physics. The largest factor to encourage interest in physics was due to influence of teachers. However, the largest cause of an irrational dislike or fear of physics was induced by fellow classmates who would discuss the high level of difficulty involved with the subject matter. By possibly addressing these negative influences, more students could be given the chance to develop a genuine interest in physics.
Description: A research report submitted to Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts with Education

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