Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science: A pilot study

Rosadah Abd Majid, Mardina Abdullah, Badariah Bais, Alina Marie Hasbi, Nor Syaidah Bahri, Siti Aminah Bahari, Mohd Hezri Mokhtar

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Abstract

Space science is a field that is gaining much attention of students and society in Malaysia after the success of sending an astronaut to the International Space Station (ISS). This pilot study aims to investigate secondary school students' perception and attitude towards space science in Malaysia. The study was conducted by using a questionnaire containing 10 items measuring students' perception and 9 items measuring students' attitude. Respondents for this study consisted of 458 students (16 years old) from six selected secondary schools in Selangor, Malaysia. The results showed high levels of students' perception and positive attitude towards space science. The results also indicated that there was a significant correlation between students' perception with students' attitude towards space science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages297-301
Number of pages5
Volume2015-September
ISBN (Print)9781479919406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2015
Event4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015 - Langkawi, Malaysia
Duration: 10 Aug 201512 Aug 2015

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Other4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi
Period10/8/1512/8/15

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Keywords

  • attitude
  • perception
  • space science
  • students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Communication

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Majid, R. A., Abdullah, M., Bais, B., Hasbi, A. M., Bahri, N. S., Bahari, S. A., & Mokhtar, M. H. (2015). Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science: A pilot study. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace (Vol. 2015-September, pp. 297-301). [7283738] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283738

Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science : A pilot study. / Majid, Rosadah Abd; Abdullah, Mardina; Bais, Badariah; Hasbi, Alina Marie; Bahri, Nor Syaidah; Bahari, Siti Aminah; Mokhtar, Mohd Hezri.

International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September IEEE Computer Society, 2015. p. 297-301 7283738.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Majid, RA, Abdullah, M, Bais, B, Hasbi, AM, Bahri, NS, Bahari, SA & Mokhtar, MH 2015, Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science: A pilot study. in International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. vol. 2015-September, 7283738, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 297-301, 4th International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace 2015, Langkawi, Malaysia, 10/8/15. https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283738
Majid RA, Abdullah M, Bais B, Hasbi AM, Bahri NS, Bahari SA et al. Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science: A pilot study. In International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September. IEEE Computer Society. 2015. p. 297-301. 7283738 https://doi.org/10.1109/IconSpace.2015.7283738
Majid, Rosadah Abd ; Abdullah, Mardina ; Bais, Badariah ; Hasbi, Alina Marie ; Bahri, Nor Syaidah ; Bahari, Siti Aminah ; Mokhtar, Mohd Hezri. / Malaysian students' perception and attitude towards space science : A pilot study. International Conference on Space Science and Communication, IconSpace. Vol. 2015-September IEEE Computer Society, 2015. pp. 297-301
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