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ERIC Number: EJ1271046
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1648-3898
The Correlation between Renewable Energy Knowledge and Attitude: A Structural Equation Model with Future's Educators
Genç, Murat; Akilli, Mustafa
Journal of Baltic Science Education, v18 n6 p866-879 2019
It is important to create positive attitudes and enough knowledge for preservice science teachers about renewable energy for future. The aim of this research was to show the correlation between renewable energy knowledge and subdimensions of attitude towards renewable energy with Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). The research was conducted by the analysis of 1145 pre-service teachers' answers to questionnaires data using SEM. Two questionnaires used for data collection which first was renewable energy knowledge scale that Cronbach's alpha was 0.82 and the second was renewable energy attitude scale that Cronbach's alpha was 0.87. Initially, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin and Bartlett's tests were done with SPSS to test appropriateness of subdimensions to factor analysis. Exploratory factor analysis was done for the subdimensions that were seen to be suitable for factor analysis and then structural model was tested with LISREL. At the end of the SEM test, it was found that there are positive relations between renewable energy knowledge of preservice teachers and their attitudes towards renewable energy. The more knowledge and attitudes about renewable energy can be improved, the more positive attitudes and behaviors will be provided to individuals and the efficient use of renewable energy types will be realized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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