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International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, v8 n3 p403-424 2016

The study aims to determine the sensitivity levels of fourth-grade students to the natural environment, animals, social concerns and cultural heritage. Besides, it has been investigated whether some personal characteristics of the students have differentiating effect on the views related to the sensitivity to the natural environment, animals, social concerns and cultural heritage. The participants of the study were a total of 447 fourth-grade students attending fifteen different public schools in Afyonkarahisar province in the school year of 2014-2015. The data of the study were collected through the administration of the sensitivity value scale developed by the author of the current the study. The scale consisted of four dimensions and included fifty-eight items. In regard to content and face validity, the scale was reviewed by the field specialists. For construct validity first and second order confirmatory factor analysis was employed. In addition, the Cronbach alpha coefficient was found for the reliability of the scale. The findings of the study showed that the participants had sensitivity to the natural environment, to animals, to social concerns and to cultural heritage. It was also found that the gender of the students, residence, the educational background and occupation of parents and the frequency of follow up news had statistically significant effects on the sensitivity levels of the participants.

Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Students, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Natural Resources, Animals, Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, Student Surveys, Gender Differences, Place of Residence, Parents, Educational Attainment, Occupations, Factor Analysis, News Media, Regression (Statistics), Likert Scales, Statistical Analysis, Nonparametric Statistics

International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education. T&K Akademic Rosendalsvein 45, Oslo 1166, Norway. e-mail: iejee[at]iejee.com; Web site: http://www.iejee.com





Autor: Kurtdede Fidan, Nuray

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=3982&id=EJ1096594







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