• Yusman Istihat
  • Norhasbi Abdul Samad
  • Salina Rasli
  • Muhamad Ilham Khalit


Science related courses, such as Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) offered in secondary schools in Malaysia, have a low number of takers among Malaysian students. Therefore, this study is aimed to investigate the interest in STEM among Malaysian secondary school students. This research analyses the role of 21st Century skills on student's attitudes towards STEM. The samples in this study consist of 110 secondary students in Selangor. The Problem Based Learning and quantitative approaches are used to analyse the data. The results from regression analysis show that there is an only significant effect on 21st-century skills on student's attitudes towards Engineering and Technology compared to Science and Mathematics. Meanwhile, the Pearson Coefficient Correlation analysis shows that there is a negative correlation on 21st-century skills on students' perceptions towards the teacher's attitude in Mathematics. Therefore, the involvement of the private and government bodies is crucial to help implement and develop related policies and act as an agent to promote STEM.


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How to Cite
Istihat, Y., Abdul Samad, N., Rasli, S., & Khalit, M. I. (2020). THE RELATIONSHIP OF 21ST CENTURY SKILLS ON STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION TOWARDS STEM. Selangor Science & Technology Review (SeSTeR), 4(1), 23 - 31. Retrieved from
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