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World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

Students attitudes towards physics in primary and secondary schools of Dire Dawa City administration, Ethiopia

Belay Sitotaw1* and Kumneger Tadele2                                                                                  

1*,2 Department of Physics, Dire Dawa University, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.

Co-author email: kumnegert6@gmail.com

Accepted 23 November, 2015.

Citation: Sitotaw B, Tadele K (2016). Students attitudes towards physics in primary and secondary schools of Dire Dawa City administration, Ethiopia. World Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 3(1): 044-050.

Copyright: © 2016 Sitotaw and Tadele. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


The focus of this study was about higher secondary and primary school students’ attitude towards physics subject. The population of this study was some of the higher secondary and primary schools students of Dire Dawa administrative city (Ethiopia), however due to time constraints and convenience students from three government secondary schools, 2 Private secondary schools and l1 government and private schools were taken as convenience sample for this study. The study revealed that students were very much unsatisfied from the physics teacher methodology moreover students have considered physics as difficult subject and developed negative attitudes on the calculation part of the subject. The result also revealed that girls are more attracted on physics subject when they at primary than secondary schools, like grade 9 and 11.

Keywords: Physics, attitude, students, positive, negative, high school