A model for pre-service teachers' climate change awareness and willingness to act for pro-climate change friendly behavior: adaptation of awareness to climate change questionnaire


Dal B., Alper U., Ozdem-Yilmaz Y., Ozturk N., SÖNMEZ D.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, cilt.24, ss.184-200, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 24 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/10382046.2015.1034456
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.184-200

Özet

Public awareness of the negative effects of climate change is vital since it leads to collective action for prevention and adaptation. However, investigations on to what extent people are aware of the climate change issue are rare in the literature. The present study reported the adaptation process of awareness to climate change questionnaire into Turkish, and tested the conceptual model of willingness to act for pro-climate change friendly behavior in Turkish context. For these purposes, the questionnaire was administered to 603 pre-service teachers. The study also provided an insight through the analysis of the questionnaire for pre-service teachers' ideas about climate change and the terms related to climate change with an aim to provide information that can be useful for the international and national audiences. Therefore, the findings of the project shed light on to pre-service teachers' awareness regarding impacts of climate change, individual and industry initiative friendly behavior through a conceptual model.