Students' perception of the physical and psychosocial science laboratory environment in Malaysia: Comparison across Subject and School Location

Kamisah Osman, Che Nidzam Che Ahmad, Lilia Halim

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Abstract

This paper reports a survey which was conducted in order to determine students' perception of physical and psychosocial science laboratory learning environment in secondary schools in the state of Selangor and it differences based on location and subjects. Students' perception on science laboratory learning environment was measured by using Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (SLEI) and the suitability of physical aspects were measured using Physical Science Laboratory Environment Inventory (PSLEI). Analysis of findings reveals that students demonstrate positive attitudes in all SLEI scales, with an exception in open-ended scale. In terms of physical aspects, students rate the lighting and space as having high level of fitness while furniture and equipment, technology, air quality and safety aspects were rated as moderate. The findings also showed that there was no significant difference in perspective about the suitability of the physical environment and psychosocial environment based on location. However, there are significant differences in the physical and psychosocial environment based on subject among students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Pages1650-1655
Number of pages6
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Feb 20117 Feb 2011

Other

Other3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/2/117/2/11

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Natural Science Disciplines
Malaysia
Students
science
school
Equipment and Supplies
student
learning environment
Learning
Interior Design and Furnishings
Lighting
fitness
work environment
secondary school
Air
air
Technology
Safety

Keywords

  • Learning environment
  • Science laboratory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Students' perception of the physical and psychosocial science laboratory environment in Malaysia : Comparison across Subject and School Location. / Osman, Kamisah; Ahmad, Che Nidzam Che; Halim, Lilia.

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 15 2011. p. 1650-1655.

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Osman, K, Ahmad, CNC & Halim, L 2011, Students' perception of the physical and psychosocial science laboratory environment in Malaysia: Comparison across Subject and School Location. in Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. vol. 15, pp. 1650-1655, 3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences, WCES-2011, Istanbul, Turkey, 3/2/11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.03.347
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