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DECLARATION
CERTIFICATE
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
I. INTRODUCTION
1.1 Need and Significance of the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Definition of Key Terms
1.4 Variables for the Study
1.5 Objectives
1.6 Hypotheses
1.7 Methodology of the Study in Brief
1.8 Scope and Limitations of the Study
1.9 Organization of the Report
II. A THEORETICAL OVERVIEW OF THE MAJOR CONSTRUCTS USED IN THE STUDY
2.1 Process Approach in the Teaching of Science
2.1.1 Significance of Process Approach in the Teaching of Science
2.1.2 Theoretical Framework of Scientific Processes
2.1.3 Historical Retrospect of the Development of Science Processes
1 Historical Retrospect of the Development of Science Processes
2.1.4 Classification of Science Processes
2.1.5 Process Models
1 A Model of Process Skills (Anderson, 1970)
2 Interrelationship Between Processes and Products (Carin and Sund, 1970)
3 Process Model of Scientific Inquiry (Wilson, 1974)
4 Process of Scientific Inquiry (Rachelson, 1977)
5 Cumulative Nature of Science Processes (Bhatt, 1988)
6 Science Process Skills (UNESCO, 1992)
2.1.6 Major Curricular Innovations in Science
2.1.7 Process Approach: Educational Implications
2.2 Personality Variables
2.3 Personal Variables
III. REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
3.1 Studies on Process Skills
3.2 Studies on Personal Adjustment
3.3 Studies on Social Adjustment
3.4 Studies on Examination Anxiety
3.5 Studies on Achievement Motivation
3.6 Studies on Science Interest
3.7 Conclusion
IV. METHODOLOGY
4.1 Variables of the Study
4.2 Tools Used for Measurement
2 Content Area of the Basic Science Syllabus and the Number of Items from Each in the Draft Test
3 Number of Items in the Draft Test Classified into Process Categories
4 Details Regarding the Schools Selected for Draft Test
5 Item Numbers in the Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
6 Validity Coefficients for Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
7 Reliability Coefficient by Split Half Method and Corrected by Using Spearman Brown Prophecy Formula for the Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
8 Test-Retest Reliability Coefficient of the Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
4.3 Sample Used for the Study
9 Break-up of the Final Sample Based on Sex. School Location and the Type of School Management
4.4 Data Collection Procedure
4.5 Scoring and Consolidation of Data
10 Details of the School-wise Break-up of the Final Sample
4.6 Statistical Techniques Employed
4.7 Other Details Relating to the Design
11 Number of Subjects Falling within the Three Groups Based on Process Outcomes in Basic Science, HA-, AA- and LA
V. ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA
5.1 Comparison of the Mean Scores of the Three Groups on POB with Respect to Each of the Independent Variables
12 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of Independent Variables among Subgroup HA-AA, Based on Process Outcomes in Basic Science
13 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of Independent Variables among Subgroup AA-LA, Based on Process Outcomes in Basic Science
14 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of Independent Variables among Subgroup HA-LA, Based on Process Outcomes in Basic Science
5.2 Comparison, of the Mean Scores of the Subsamples Based on Sex, School Location and the Type of School Management with Respect to Each of the Independent Variables
15 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of the Independent Variables among the Sub sample Boys-Girls
16 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of the Independent Variables among the Sub sample Urban-Rural
17 Data and the Results of the Test of Significance of Difference Between Values of the Independent Variables among the Sub sample Government-Private
5.3 Estimation of the Association of POB with Each of the Independent Variables for the Whole and Subsamples Based on Sex, School Location and the Type of School Management of the Pupils
18 Level of Significance at 0.01 Level for Different Groups
19 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Whole Sample (N = 600)
20 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Boys (N = 300)
21 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Girls (N = 300)
22 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Urban School Children (N = 200)
23 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Rural School Children (N = 400)
24 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Government School Children (N = 200)
25 Pearsons Product Moment Correlations of the Variables with Process Outcomes in Basic Science for the Sub sample Private School Children (N = 400)
5.4 Multiple Regression Equation for Predicting the Relationship between POB and Various Independent Variables
VI. SUMMARY OF PROCEDURE, CONCLUSIONS AND SUGGESTIONS
6.1 The Study in Retrospect
6.2 Summary of Findings
26 Correlations for Different Groups
6.3 Tenability of the Hypotheses
6.4 Educational Implications of the Study
6.5 Conclusion
BIBLIOGRAPHY
LIST OF APPENDICES
A Blueprint of the Draft Test Showing Number of Items Allotted to Each Process and Content Area of the Basic Science Syllabus
B. Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science (Draft Form)
C. Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science - Response Sheet (Draft Form)
D Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
E Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
F Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science (English Translation)
G Response Sheet - Test of Process Outcomes in Basic Science
H Personal Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children (Draft Form)
I Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Personal Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children
J Personal Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children
K Social Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children (Draft Form)
L Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Social Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children
M Social Adjustment Scale for Upper Primary School Children
N Examination Anxiety Scale for Upper Primary School Children (Draft Form)
O Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Examination Anxiety Scale for Upper Primary School Children
P Examination Anxiety Scale for Upper Primary School Children
Q Achievement Motivation Scale for Upper Primary School Children (Draft Form)
R Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Achievement Motivation Scale for Upper Primary School Children
S Achievement Motivation Scale for Upper Primary School Children
T Science Interest Inventory for Upper Primary School Children (Draft Form)
U Item Analysis Data of the Draft Test of Science Interest Inventory for Upper Primary School Children
V Science Interest Inventory for Upper Primary School Children
W Response Sheet of Personality Measuring Scales