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ERIC Number: EJ1201374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2146-0329
Preservice Teachers' Intention to Recycle and Recycling Behavior: The Role of Recycling Opportunities
Pamuk, Savas; Kahriman-Pamuk, Deniz
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education, v9 n1 p33-45 2019
The purpose of the study is to grasp preservice teachers' recycling intention via Ajzen's TPB model and to examine the TPB components regarding recycling opportunities of the residence where they lived in childhood, the city where they live at the moment and the university campus. Data were gathered via the scale named TPB survey that covers main TPB components in terms of attitude, subjective norm, personal behavioral control (PBC), intention to recycle, and recycling behavior. From a faculty of education in a university, 834 preservice teachers from different departments participated to study. The results indicated that preservice teachers' attitude, subjective norm, and PBC were found as significant predictors of recycling intentions. Furthermore, preservice teachers' recycling intentions and behavior were differentiated based on the recycling opportunities in their childhood residence, campus, and city.
International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education. Aksaray Universitesi, Egitim Fakultesi, Ilkogretim Bolumu, Kampus, Aksaray 68100, Turkey. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey