Nature relatedness of pre-service teachers


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KARAKAYA F. , Avgin S. S. , Gomlek E., Balik M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.6, no.2, pp.79-87, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.19128/turje.291015
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.79-87

Abstract

In this research, it was aimed to determine the nature relatedness of pre-service primary school and science teachers regarding various variables. "Nature Relatedness Scale (NRS)", developed by Nisbet, Zelenski and Murphy (2009) and adapted to Turkish and analyzed, terms of validity by Zakir, Kararslan, Sahin and Ertenpinar (2015), was used as data collection instrument. The research was carried out with 363 pre-service teachers in Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University in the academic year of 2015-2016. The relational screening model was used in the research, in which and, statistical significance of the obtained data was determined through independent t test, one-way variance analysis Kruskal-Wallis analysis and Tukey meaningfulness tests. Research findings have indicated a; difference among the participants' nature relatedness in relation to gender, education, and grade level. However, no significant was difference found between having taken the environment lesson, membership to natural organizations, participation in natural activities nature relatedness of pre-service teachers.