Evaluation of Social Sciences High school Students' Sensitivity towards Environment

AYDIN F. , Kaya H.

MARMARA GEOGRAPHICAL REVIEW, ss.229-257, 2011 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: Konu: 24
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.229-257


This research was carried out to determine social sciences high school students' views towards the adequacy of environment education and environment sensitivity behaviours in their institutions. The researh group of the study is 196 students at Prof. Dr. Mumtaz Turhan Social Sciences High School at the second half term in 2010-2011 academic year. Survey model was used in the study and the researh data was gathered with "Environment Sensitivity Survey" tool. In data analysis, besides descriptive statistics, t-test and one way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used. In the research it was concluded that social science high school students are "sensitive at medium level". A majority of the students stated that they do not take sufficient education on air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution and ecological balance in their educational institutions. Social sciences high school students' views towards environment sensitivity behaviours did not show significant difference according to gender, class levels, parents' education level, parents' vocations and family income level variants.