Nigerian Pre-Service Teachers’ Science Anxiety


This study investigated science anxiety of two groups of would-be science teachers. A 20-item Science Anxiety Rating Scale (SARS) adopted from Bursal (2008) was used to gather data from the selected students. 360 science education students drawn from a college of education and faculty of education of a university in South-western part of Nigeria participated in the study. The sample comprised 200 (55.56%) of the final year Bachelor’s degree in education and 160 (45.44%) of the final year Nigerian Certificate in Education students respectively. Finding of this study revealed that there was statistically significant difference in the science anxiety of the two categories of would-be science teachers.

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Idowu, O. (2013) Nigerian Pre-Service Teachers’ Science Anxiety. Creative Education, 4, 304-306. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.45045.

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