Abstract—This study is an experimental study conducted to
investigate the effect of SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social
Sciences) Course to student attitudes and achievement about
Statistics for students in Faculty of Psychology Universitas
Padjadjaran. Participants in this study were students of the
Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran who took the
course of Statistics 3 (SPSS course). The measurement used was
the measurement developed by Schau (2003), named Survey of
Attitudes toward Statistics (SATS) that can help understood
attitude and how it impacts the learning process. SATS consists
of six aspects: Affect (feelings of students toward Statistics),
Cognitive competence (attitudes of students about their
knowledge and skills when applying Statistics), Value (student
attitudes about the usefulness, relevance and benefits of
Statistics in personal and professional life), Difficulty (student
attitudes about the difficulty of Statistics as a subject), Interest
(the interest of students to Statistics), Effort (student efforts to
learn Statistics). The data analysis will be calculated using the
Wilcoxon test and t test. The results of the data processing show
that here is a significant increase in the cognitive aspects of
learning Statistics after using SPSS but there is a significant
decrease in achievement.
Index Terms—SPSS, student attitudes, achievement in statistics.
Ratna Jatnika is with the Faculty of Psychology Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung, Indonesia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Ratna Jatnika, "The Effect of SPSS Course to Students Attitudes toward Statistics and Achievement in Statistics," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 11, pp. 818-821, 2015.