Environmental Consciousness among Turkish and Azeri Candidate Teachers

Erten S.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.37, no.166, pp.88-100, 2012 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 166
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-100
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


One of the main aims of this study is to increase the environmental consciousness of university students while looking into whether there is a difference in their perspectives about environmental consciousness between the Turk and Azeri university students. There were 593 students in Ankara and 231 in Baku. The survey used in the investigation consisted of behaviours, knowledge and attitudes. The Cronbach's alpha value of the scale applied in Ankara is .97, while the Baku's is .84. Differences are found in favour of Turkish students. While there is no gender difference in Azeri students, differences found in favour of males among the group Turkish students. The consciousness about environment of Azeri students is about home plants while it is about to the problems seen in environment and conversations about these problems, the news in media about the environmental problems and the home pets in Turk students. Another interesting result is that knowledge and the behaviours of Azeri students about environmental issue do not have any positive effect on their environmental attitudes. To analyze the data, t test, co-relation and multiple regression are used.