HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 12 no. 1 (2014)

Students’ Negative Attitude to Physics Influences Low Academic Achievement

Maria Tavita Q. Lumintac

Discipline: Education



Physics is perceived as a difficult subject for secondary and tertiary students. A measurement of students’ attitude towards Physics must be obtained in finding ways of enhancing the teaching and learning in the colleges. Thus, this study is conducted to determine the attitude of engineering students towards physics and its relation to their academic achievement. Descriptive research design was employed in the study. Mean, standard deviation and Pearson product- moment coefficient of correlation were utilized in analyzing the data gathered. Results revealed that the students have a negative attitude towards physics subject, and their academic achievement of the subject is found to be fair or low. Further, a significant relationship was established between the students’ attitude toward Physics and their academic achievement. It is concluded that their low level of academic achievement in physics is the result of their negative attitude towards the subject. Hence, students’ negative attitude to physics influences low academic achievement.