EXPLORING GENDER DIFFERENCES IN STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENCE AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL
The purpose of the present research was to explore the difference in attitude regarding science between female and male students at elementary school level in tehsil Kharian, district Gujranwala. It was comparative exploratory research based on cross-sectional survey design. The information was gleaned from 329 students of 8th class by using self-developed questionnaire who were selected randomly. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software was used to analyze the information by applying inferential statistics. The outcomesillustrate that female and male students of 8th class had low level of attitude towards science subject. Moreover, the outcome reveals no significant difference was found in the gender wise attitude regarding science. Even tha n locality and parental qualification wise no difference in students’ attitude towards science was found. Parental occupation wise significant gender difference in students’ attitude towards science was found. The parent who were former of laborer their gender had medium level of attitude towards science as compare to the other who belonged to business, governmental or semi-governmental occupation, their gander had low level of attitude towards science.