The purpose of the study was to compare upper elementary students' attitudes towards social studies, science, math, and to find out whether there si a significant difference between 4th and 5th grade students' attitudes towards social studies. The participants of the study were 4th and 5th grades students (n=348) from three elementary schools in a Midwestern state. Results showed that students held less positive attitudes towards social studies than science and mathematics, and fourth graders hold more positive attitues toward social studies than fifth graders.
Dundar, Sahin and Rapoport, Anatoli
"Elementary Students’ Attitudes toward Social Studies, Math, and Science: An Analysis with the Emphasis on Social Studies,"
The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies: Vol. 75
, Article 5.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/the_councilor/vol75/iss2/5
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