INDEX OF ATTITUDE TOWARDS SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN PERUVIAN PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS

Ronald M. Hernandez, Esther Montes-Valer, Oscar Mamani-Benito, Beatriz I. Ortega-Pauta, Miguel A. Saavedra-Lopez, Xiomara M. Calle-Ramirez

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Abstract

The attitude towards scientific research of university students is a determinant index of the education quality in an institution, and it is fundamental to consolidate the profession as a science. The aim of this study was to describe the attitudes towards scientific research of the Peruvian students of the professional program of psychology. The research approach was quantitative, non-experimental design of basic and field type. The sample consisted of 546 undergraduate students of the professional program of psychology. A sociodemographic form and the Index of Attitude towards Research were used to collect information. The results show that psychology students have an unfavorable attitude towards research. Likewise, they have a low opinion about their self-assessment of research skills, the quality of human resources in teaching research and the promotion of research by the university where they study. In conclusion, it is essential to promote strategies to improve students' attitudes towards research, reinforcing the quality of research courses and selecting teachers with knowledge of research and potential for scientific production.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-213
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Education and Practice
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitude towards research
  • Educational practice
  • Educational research
  • Higher education
  • Psychology
  • Scientific research

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