Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County

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The importance of physics as a basis for technology is obvious although the number of students taking physics as their choice in secondary school is declining. This study sought to determine the factors influencing the choice of physics in public secondary schools in Kangundo district. The study was guided by the following objectives: i) To determine the student factors that influence enrolment in Physics. ii) To establish the influence of Physics teachers in the students‟ choice of Physics. iii) To investigate the effect of the school environment on students‟ choice of Physics. The findings of the study may be useful to policy makers in the education sector to help put policies in place which may increase the number of students who choose Physics in Kangundo district. To guide the study, literature on student factors, teacher influences and school environment factors that influence the choice of Physics was reviewed. The study adopted descriptive survey design to collect data on factors that influence the choice of physics in public secondary schools in Kangundo district. From a target population of 12,548 students and 52 physics teachers, using stratified sampling, 4 schools were selected in three strata that is mixed schools, Boys schools and Girls schools. The sampled schools represented 30% of the target public secondary schools. In each sampled school, one Physics teacher was involved in the study which represented 23% of the target population. Further, in each sampled school only 40 form three and 40 form four students were involved in the study which represented 7.6% of the target student population. A total of 892 respondents gave information for the study, out of 972 giving a response rate of 92%. Data were collected using questionnaires for the Physics teachers and form three and four students in the sampled schools. 

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APA

AfroAsia, R (2021). Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-choice-of-physics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-kangundo-district-machakos-county

MLA 8th

Research, AfroAsia. "Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 06 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-choice-of-physics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-kangundo-district-machakos-county . Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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Research, AfroAsia. "Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 06 Jun. 2021. Web. 20 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-choice-of-physics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-kangundo-district-machakos-county >.

Chicago

Research, AfroAsia. "Factors Influencing Choice Of Physics In Public Secondary Schools In Kangundo District, Machakos County" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 20, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/factors-influencing-choice-of-physics-in-public-secondary-schools-in-kangundo-district-machakos-county