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AN INVESTIGATION ON ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDES OF GIFTED STUDENTS AND THE ASSESSMENTS IN TERMS OF SOME DEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES

Published on May 1, 2013in Education Sciences
· DOI :10.12739/NWSA.2013.8.4.1C0595
İlker Uğulu2
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Zafer Akkaya1
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Sevilay Erkol2
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Abstract
Ustun zekali/yetenekli ogrencilerin cevreye yonelik tutumlarinin belirlenmesi ve bu tutumlarin cinsiyet, yas ve sinif degiskenlerine gore farkli olup olmadiginin saptanmasi amaciyla yapilan bu calisma betimsel nitelikte tekli tarama modelinde bir calismadir. Bu amacla 35 maddeden olusan 4`lu likert tipindeki Cevreye Yonelik Tutum Olcegi veri toplama araci olarak kullanilmistir. Arastirmanin calisma grubunu 2012-2013 egitim-ogretim yili bahar doneminde Manisa Bilim ve Sanat Merkezinde egitim alan ustun zekali/yetenekli 122 ogrenci olusturmaktadir. Ogrencilerin cevreye yonelik tutumlarinin arastirmanin bagimsiz degiskenleri acisindan anlamli bir farklilik gosterip gostermedigi iki degiskenli ozellikler icin t-testi, ikiden fazla olan ozellikler icin ise ANOVA testi kullanilarak arastirilmistir. Arastirma sonuclarina gore, ustun zekali/yetenekli ogrencilerin cevreye yonelik tutumlarinin oldukca yuksek duzeyde oldugu ve tutumlarin cinsiyet degiskeni acisindan kizlar lehine istatistiksel olarak anlamli farklilik gosterirken yas ve sinif duzeyi acisindan fark gostermedigi saptanmistir.
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