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Comparison of Science High School, Fine Art School And General High School Students’ Environmental Consciousness and Their Attitudes Towards Environment

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Author(s): Abuzer AKGUN | Kamile GULUM

Journal: Eurasian Journal of Physics and Chemistry Education
ISSN 1306-3049

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 21;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Attitudes towards environment | High school students | Environmental education

ABSTRACT
In this study, the purpose is to compare 10th grade science high school, fine art school and general high schoolstudents’ attitudes towards environment in Adiyaman. These three high schools are different in terms of theireducational and foundational missions. 212 students from science high school, fine art school and general highschool have participated in this study. In this study, scale named attitudes towards environment, which wasdeveloped by Gökce for determining the elementary school students’ attitudes towards environment, was usedafter modification of the items. Likert type survey was used in this study with the 0.67 Cronbach alpha value.Research data were presented by number, percent distribution, arithmetic mean, t-test, and one-way ANOVA tocompare attitudes towards environment points. Attitudes towards environment were considered with reflect toschool, department, and gender. According to the findings of the research, students in general high school hadgreater attitude scores and have more positive attitudes towards environment comparing to students in fine arthigh school and science high school. It was also observed that students in social science departments and girlshad more positive attitudes comparing to students in science and Turkish-Mathematics (TM) and boysrespectively.
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