Year 2018, Volume 8 , Issue 2, Pages 123 - 149 2018-05-28

An Evaluation of Science Teacher Canditates’ Energy Saving Behavior Intention Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Ahmet Volkan YUZUAK [1] , Sinan ERTEN [2]


The aim of the study is to evaluate science teacher candidates’ behaviour of energy saving intention among sustainable behaviours within the frame of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. The study was conducted with 1947 teacher candidates studying in six geographical regions of Turkey (Central Anatolia Region, Black Sea Region, Aegean Region, Marmara Region, Mediterranean Region and Eastern Anatolia Region) in the spring semester of 2015-2016 academic year. Corelational survey model was used in the study. Within the scope of the research, the Energy Saving Scale (ESS) was developed in order to determine the factors and beliefs affecting the sustainable Behaviours of science teacher candidates, in pursuant of the Theory of Planned Behaviour  and by taking into account the scale development steps. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the dimensions of the Energy Saving Scale (N = 1947) varies between .918 and .952.   The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient for the entire Energy Saving Scale is .944. The results of the research, indicated that science teacher candidates’ attitudes towards energy saving Behaviour  are low and the "Subjective Norm" is effective in explaining the "Intention towards Behaviour " and the " Intention towards Behaviour " is most influenced by the factor of the "Perceived Behaviour al Control".


Science education, sustainability, the theory of planned Behaviour, energy saving
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Subjects Social
Journal Section Research Papers
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4712-0259
Author: Ahmet Volkan YUZUAK
Institution: BARTIN ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Author: Sinan ERTEN
Institution: HACETTEPE ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : May 28, 2018

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APA Yuzuak, A , Erten, S . (2018). An Evaluation of Science Teacher Canditates’ Energy Saving Behavior Intention Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour . International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education , 8 (2) , 123-149 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iejeegreen/issue/37103/348334
MLA Yuzuak, A , Erten, S . "An Evaluation of Science Teacher Canditates’ Energy Saving Behavior Intention Based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour" . International Electronic Journal of Environmental Education 8 (2018 ): 123-149 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/iejeegreen/issue/37103/348334>
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