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ERIC Number: EJ1161386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov-23
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1990-3839
Examining the Behavior and Thinking Levels of Secondary School Students (6th-8th Grades) towards the Environment According to Gender
Durkan, Nazmi
Educational Research and Reviews, v12 n22 p1080-1085 Nov 2017
The aim of this study is to examine the behavior and thinking levels of secondary school students towards the environment according to grade and gender. Relational screening model was used for the study. The sample includes a total of 958 (512 females and 446 males) secondary school students. Of the participants, 261 (27.2%) are in 6th grade, 461 (48.1%) are in 7th grade, and 236 (24.6%) are in 8th grade. The sample was chosen randomly. As a data collection tool, Environmental Attitude Scale developed by Uzun and Saglam was used. Using ANOVA, the study shows that there is a statistically significant difference between the levels of environmental behavior in terms of grade (F (2-952), p<0.01). In order to determine the source of the difference, post-hoc least significant difference (LSD) test was implemented, and the findings indicated that there is a significant difference between 6th and 7th grades and 6th and 8th grades. There is also a statistically significant difference between the environmental behavior levels of students according to their gender (F (1-952), p<0.01). There is no statistically significant difference according to their gender and grades (F (2-952), p>0.05). However, a significant difference was found between the levels of environmental thinking of secondary school students according to gender (F (1-952), p<0.01). The level of environmental thinking of male students (X=33.94) is higher than that of females (X = 31.39).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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