Attitudes and beliefs toward physics: A mini review


  • Ananda Aprilia Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
  • Heru Kuswanto Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
  • Wipsar Sunu Brams Dwandaru Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta



Attitudes towards physics, Beliefs about physics, Learning methods


A mini review of attitudes and beliefs toward physics has been carried out. The purpose of this study was to address aspects that influence attitudes and beliefs toward physics and various learning models that can increase attitudes and beliefs toward physics. The method used in this study was literature review. Literature review was done by searching for keywords, i.e.: attitudes towards physics and beliefs towards physics. This keyword search was done through Google Scholar, Base, and Core search engines. We have obtained 25 articles that matched the keywords and have been screened with the limitation of the year of publication, namely the last 10 years. Through this literature review it can be obtained that physics attitudes and beliefs were influenced by gender and personality, grade level, type of school, and age. Contradictions regarding aspects that influence attitudes and beliefs about physics occur in the gender aspect. Various learning methods to improve attitudes and beliefs about physics were cooperative learning models with jigsaw, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), concept maps, peer instruction methods, open inquiry methods, learning integrated with music, and learning using a computer simulation model.

Author Biographies

Heru Kuswanto, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Professor in Physics Education UNY

Wipsar Sunu Brams Dwandaru, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta

Lecturer in Physics Education UNY


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How to Cite

A. Aprilia, H. Kuswanto, and W. S. B. Dwandaru, “Attitudes and beliefs toward physics: A mini review”, Rev. Mex. Fis. E, vol. 20, no. 2 Jul-Dec, pp. 020212 1–, Jun. 2023.