International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(June 2017)

Attitude and Achievement in Geography: A Stydy on Bengali Medium Students

Authors: [1] Anup Kumar Jana [2] Anujit Patra

Pages: 75-77


This study focused on the attitude of eight grade school students towards the learning of Geography in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal. The design of the study is descriptive survey research design. Simple random sampling was adopted in selecting two hundred (200) male and female students. All those students in class eight from Contai and Egra subdivision constitute the population of the study. Data was collected using a validated 5-point Likert rated Geography Attitude Scale (GAS) instrument with a reliability coefficient of 0.73 (Test-Retest). Three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study and the obtained data were analysed using MS excel. Means, standard deviations were used as descriptive analysis, while t-test was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that, locale of students had significant effect on their attitudes towards geography. Additionally, gender had no notable influence on students' attitude towards Geography. The study further exposed that, correlation between attitudes and achievements in geography was strongly positive. Therefore school students of Purba Medinipur appreciate Geography as a school subject and showed a positive relationship between attitude and achievement. Location has significant effect while, gender is not a significant factor influencing attitude towards Geography learning in the study area