SCIENCE IN SOCIETY AWARENESS AMONG INDIAN AND RUSSIAN STUDENTS: EMOTIONAL ASPECTS

Shashi Kumar, Dimitri Nertivich

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700 students from India and 700 from Russia in three age groups 12, 16 and 21 years were given a questionnaire assessing their science in society awareness. In both groups anxiety, anger, unhappiness were high, but hopelessness and indifference were rejected. Readiness to engage in pro-science behavior was also vary strong. Indian students had stronger feelings and were more ready to engage in pro-science behavior than Russian. Nevertheless, the age causes decrease of the level of their science in society awareness. Females of both groups had higher levels of science awareness than males. This difference was more pronounced from age 16. Differences between both national groups were explained in terms of different cultural and social contexts.

 

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