M.S. in Teaching
Interdisciplinary and Inclusive Education
College of Education
High school students--Attitudes
Secondary Education and Teaching
The purpose of this study was to identify the sources of negative attitudes in a high school environment through interviews and journal writing as a basis for qualitative data. A sample of convenience was chosen that included six students with varied characteristics of interest for the study. Students were asked to respond to journal prompts at 3-day intervals and were interviewed for 25 minutes regarding their attitude toward school. Sources identified in this study to be contributors to a negative attitude toward school are incompatible teachers and teaching style, failure to have basic needs of the students met, and the social surroundings of the school. Also studied was the extent to which culture/ethnicity and relevancy of instructional material had an effect on attitudes toward school.
Revell, Scott W., "The multiple dimensions of negative attitudes toward school among students in an urban high school environment" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1365.