Abstract

In contemporary world, Students’ attitude is considered more important than their experiences and academic preparation. A positive attitude towards research is a key to success and progress in the knowledge based societies. This study explored the students’ attitude towards research. The participants of present study were Master of Technology Education (MTE) students studying in Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab, Lahore. The sample comprised of 140 students of technology education selected through random sampling technique. The Attitude towards Research scale (ATR) was adapted for data collection. The scale was consisted of 28 items which were divided into five factors: research usefulness, research anxiety, positive attitudes, relevance to life, and research difficulties. ATR scale was developed by Elena C. Papanastasiou from University of Cyprus in 2002. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test. The results showed that student have a positive attitude towards research. It was concluded that there is insignificant different between male and female students attitude towards research. It was suggested for better academic attainment that more researches should be conducted to explore other causes similar to aptitude, inspiration and anxiety. It was also suggested more support by conducting researches which comprise qualitative data collection methods such as observations and interviews from students for sharp-eyed understanding and implications of this research.