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ERIC Number: EJ1118603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1306-3065
An Investigation of Middle School Students' Attitudes and Awareness of Water Use
Aydogdu, Bülent; Çakir, Aysun
International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, v11 n16 p9520-9536 2016
The purpose of this mixed method study is to investigate middle school students' attitudes and awareness of water use. The quantitative data were collected through the administration of "Water Usage Questionnaire (WUQ)". The qualitative data were collected through semi structured interviews. In the study the stratified sampling method was employed. The participants of the study were 1050 secondary school students (6th, 7th and 8th grades) in Afyonkarahisar during the 2015-2016 school years. The qualitative data were collected through semi-structured interviews with 18 students who had low (n = 6), moderate (n = 6) and high level socio economic status (n = 6). The quantitative data were analysed using SPSS statistical package software while the qualitative data were content analyzed. It was found out that students mostly agreed with careful use of water. Female students had significantly higher levels of awareness of water use than male ones. In addition, students whose parents were university graduates had high significantly levels of awareness of water use. The qualitative findings also support the quantitative results.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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