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Online Submission, Mevlana International Journal of Education (MIJE) v4 n1 p82-95 Apr 2014

The aim of this study is to determine the primary school pre-service teachers' attitude toward cursive handwriting and to determine whether a significant difference exists among those pre-service teachers' attitude with respect to gender, class and their universities. In order to collect data "Scale for Attitude towards Cursive Handwriting" developed by the researcher was administered. In the study, descriptive statistics was used. The research sample included sophomore, junior and senior students who study primary school teaching at education faculties of four different universities and who took the handwriting techniques class (n = 705). In the analysis of the study, one way ANOVA, Independent Samples t-test, and Kruskal Wallis H tests were conducted. The results of the study revealed that the attitudes of the pre-service teachers towards cursive handwriting did not significantly differ in relation to gender and the university they study; on the other hand, the results indicated that their attitudes were significantly correlated to their year of study at university.

Descriptors: Student Teacher Attitudes, Preservice Teachers, Handwriting, Gender Differences, Social Class, Social Differences, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education, Institutional Characteristics, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Likert Scales, Factor Analysis

Author: Karadag, Ruhan



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