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Preparing Attitude Scale to Define Students‟ Attitudes about Environment, Recycling, Plastic andPlastic Waste

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Author(s): Cagri AVAN | Bahattin AYDINLI | Fatma BAKAR | Yunus ALBOGA

Journal: International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education
ISSN 2146-0329

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 179;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Environmental education | environmental attitude scale | plastic waste

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study is to introduce an attitude scale in order to define students‟ attitudes about environment, recycling, plastics, plastic waste. In this study, 80 attitude sentences according to 5-point Likert-type scale were prepared and applied to 492 students of 6th grade in the Kastamonu city center of Turkey. The scale consists of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor skills domains. After the factor analysis it was found that they have 3, 4 and 5 factors accordingly. After the reliability analysis the alpha values for cognitive, affective and psychomotor scales are .854, .871 and .826 respectively. As a result, it is found that the scale can be used to define cognitive, affective and psychomotor attitudes.
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