The Effect of Logical Thinking Ability and Gender on Science Achievements and Attitudes towards Science

Çakıroğlu, Jale
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of logical thinking ability and gender on students' science achievements and attitudes towards science. Test of Logical Thinking (TOLT), Attitude towards Science Scale, and Sense Organs Achievement Test were administered to 72 elementary school students to determine their logical thinking abilities, attitudes towards science and achievement, respectively. The two-way Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) results revealed no statistically significant mean difference between the boys and girls with respect to their achievements and attitudes towards science. Moreover, logical thinking ability had a significant effect on their achievements in science; however, there was no statistically significant logical thinking ability difference with respect to their attitudes towards science.