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ERIC Number: EJ959311
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1609-4913
Turkish Pre-Service Primary School Teachers' Environmental Attitudes: Effects of Gender and Grade Level
Ozsoy, Sibel; Ozsoy, Gokhan; Kuruyer, Hayriye Gul
Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, v12 n2 Article 5 Dec 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore Turkish pre-service primary school teachers' attitudes towards environment. Besides, it aimed to investigate how pre-service primary school teachers' environmental attitudes change with grade level and gender. A total of 2067 pre-service teachers attending to primary school education departments of nine different universities in Turkey participated in the study. The results of the study showed that the pre-service primary school teachers have a high level of environmental attitudes (M = 152.62, SD = 13.18). The results also revealed that there is a statistically significant mean difference (t = 2.03, p = 0.04) between males and females in favor of females with a large effect size (eta[superscript 2]= 0.99). The results also showed that there are no significant differences (F(3,2063) = 1.676, p = 0.170) between pre-service teachers enrolling to different grades with respect to their environmental attitudes. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey