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ERIC Number: EJ1057537
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
A Study on Primary and Secondary School Students' Misconceptions about Greenhouse Effect (Erzurum Sampling)
Gul, Seyda; Yesilyurt, Selami
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v1 n3 p193-202 May 2011
The aim of this study is to determine what level of primary and secondary school students' misconceptions related to greenhouse effect is. Study group consists of totally 280 students attended to totally 8 primary and secondary schools (4 primary school, 4 secondary school) which were determined with convenient sampling method from center of Erzurum. To collect data, a scale was used by utilizing from literature. Scale consisted of totally 22 items, 20 items of which were scored on a three-point Likert scale and 2 items left obtained information on demographic variables. The findings indicated that the students had fewer misconceptions than those specified in the literature related to "events depending on increasing of greenhouse effect", events getting bigger greenhouse effect" and "events to reduce greenhouse effect."
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey