Knowledge, attitude, concept mapping usage and the economics subject achievement among the form 4 students

Nor Aishah Buang, Choa Kam Foong

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The purpose of this study was to find out whether knowledge, attitude and concept mapping usage among the form four students have relationships with the Foundations of Economics subject achievement. The respondents consisted of 143 respondents from five selected schools in the district of Hulu Langat, Selangor. A survey design was used which employed a questionnaire to obtain the data. Descriptive statistics such as the mean, standard deviation, percentage, frequency and inferential statistics such as t-test, one-way ANOVA and Pearson correlation (r) were used to analyze the data. The findings showed that the respondents had moderately high level of knowledge, attitude and concept mapping usage of the Foundations of Economics subject. There was no significant difference in the level of knowledge, attitude and concept mapping usage based on gender and race. However, the male students used concept mappings in learning the subject matter more often than the female students. The one-way ANOVA showed a significant difference in the level of concept mapping knowledge among the students based on race. The Malay students had a better knowledge of concept mapping than the Chinese students. The students with high achievement had higher level of knowledge, attitude and concept mapping usage. The implication of this study is students need to learn to use concept mapping technique in order to do well in the subject matter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Concept mapping usage
  • Economics subject
  • Knowledge
  • Malaysia
  • Questionnaire

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Knowledge, attitude, concept mapping usage and the economics subject achievement among the form 4 students. / Buang, Nor Aishah; Foong, Choa Kam.

In: Social Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2012, p. 9-15.

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