A comparative study of the impact of students' feelings regarding the use of nuclear energy

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dc.contributor.author Maharaj-Sharma, Rawatee
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-12T19:48:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-12T19:48:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Maharaj-Sharma, R. (2011). A comparative study of the impact of students' feelings regarding the use of nuclear energy. Science Education International, 22(1), 18-30. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2077-2327
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/11316
dc.description.abstract This article presents the results of a comparative study of two groups of learners--group 1 (25 non-science students) and group 2 (25 A-level physics students). It explores the extent to which their feelings and emotions, in conjunction with their knowledge of nuclear energy, impact and influence their views and feelings about the use of nuclear energy as an alternative source of energy. The findings reveal that, after exposure to learning about topics in nuclear energy, the non-science students were more accepting and open in respect of the use of nuclear energy than the science students. In fact, over 80 percent of the non-science students indicated that they would support nuclear energy as a viable alternative energy source, while only about 45 percent of the physics students said that they would en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Council of Associations for Science Education en_US
dc.subject Secondary school students en_US
dc.subject Student attitudes en_US
dc.subject Nuclear energy en_US
dc.subject Comparative analysis en_US
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en_US
dc.title A comparative study of the impact of students' feelings regarding the use of nuclear energy en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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