The determination of the environmental attitudes of secondary education students


5th International Conference on New Horizons in Education (INTE), Paris, France, 25 - 27 June 2014, vol.174, pp.1391-1396 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 174
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.765
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Page Numbers: pp.1391-1396
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Environmental pollution, which has risen rapidly due to increased production resulting from developments in science and technology, threatens all living beings and natural living spaces at the present time. It is emphasized that people's life styles and approach on environment are responsible for such disruption in the environment. Environmentally-conscious individuals displaying responsible behaviors should be cultivated in order to reduce dangers arising from environmental problems. In this regard, the present study attempted to determine the environmental attitudes of students. The study involved 1003 secondary education students. The New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale was used for determining environmental attitudes. It was found out that the attitudes of students were closer to eco-centric perspective than anthropocentric perspective. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.