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ERIC Number: EJ1104236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Household Energy Conservation from Elementary Science Teacher Candidates' Perspective
Sahin, Elvan
College Student Journal, v50 n2 p302-313 Sum 2016
This study was conducted to understand the complex nature of gender differentiation in household energy consumption, and uncover the factors characterizing Turkish female university students' contribution on household energy conservation. Specifically, the study hypothesized that energy-related attributes would significantly differentiate female and male students, and tested the effectiveness of Value-Belief-Norm (VBN) theory in explaining female's household energy conservation behaviors. Participants were 986 elementary science teacher candidates (74% female) from public universities in Turkey. The data were collected by administration of a survey designed to assess constructs regarding household energy conservation in the framework of VBN theory. The results supported the claim that females differ significantly from males in household energy conservation behaviors. Females were more likely to act as role models for pupils in terms of household energy conservation. The results also provided some clues relating to the determinants of engagement in energy conservation for female university students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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