A survey of attitudes toward the course Newfoundland Culture 1200 as demonstrated by level I students in the Western Avalon School District

Power, Clarence J. (1994) A survey of attitudes toward the course Newfoundland Culture 1200 as demonstrated by level I students in the Western Avalon School District. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate student attitude toward the Level I social studies course, Newfoundland Culture 1200. The target population consisted of 330 Level I students within the Western Avalon School District. This is a recently created school district resulting from an amalgamation of the Conception Bay North, Conception Bay Centre, and Placentia-St. Mary's Roman Catholic School Boards. Geographically its boundaries extend from Conception Bay in the north to Placentia Bay in the south and from St. Mary's Bay in the southeast to Placentia Bay in the southwest. Of the 11 schools surveyed, there were five central high schools, three all-grade schools, one regional high school, one with grades VIII to Level III, and one with grades IV to Level III. -- Two instruments, a Likert-type Questionnaire and a Semantic Differential Scale, were developed and used to test the sample. The administration was done by the social studies coordinator for the Western Avalon School District so as to avoid any possible teacher bias. The three variables tested were school, school enrolment, and school type. -- A one-way analysis of variance was used to test the three hypotheses. Since the analysis of variance revealed significant F ratios, the Student-Newman-Keuls Procedure was used to determine which group means differed significantly. -- The findings of both the Likert-type Scale and the Semantic Differential Scale revealed statistically significant differences between groups for all three hypotheses. The findings also indicated that the majority of responses on both scales were positive.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5078
Item ID: 5078
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 115-121.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1994
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Culture--Study and teaching (Secondary)--Newfoundland and Labrador; High school students--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Newfoundland and Labrador--Civilization--Study and teaching (Secondary)

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