A study of standard seven pupils' attitudes towards the learning learning of Home Science in some primary schools in Makadara division, Nairobi
The purpose of the study was to identify the attitudes held by primary school pupils towards the learning of Home Science. The study was done at Makadara Division of Nairobi Province. The Division had twenty schools. Pilot study was carried out in two schools while the main research was done in other five schools which were randomly selected. Two hundred pupils participated in the research. There were one hundred girls and one hundred boys. The pupils were from standard seven class. The researcher used a Likert Scale questionnaire. The questionnaires were administered personally by the researcher in the schools involved. The responses were tabulated itemwise and data analysed and interpreted. The analysis was done using frequency distribution and percentage. The main findings of the study were: (1) The pupils had a positive attitude towards the learning of Home Science. (2) Girls had a more positive attitude than boys in the learning of Home Science. (3) Girls enjoyed Home Science lessons more than boys. (4) Boys were not aware of the future careers in the Home Science. Finally, conclusions, recommendations and suggestions for further research were made.