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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2011/s23.106

ENVIRONMENTAL VIEWS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MALTEPE UNIVERSITY AND CONFOUNDING FACTORS

AUTHOR/S: Y. KESKIN, N. E. LULECI, O. OZYARAL, E. KAYA
Monday 1 August 2011 by Libadmin2011

11th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM2011, www.sgem.org, SGEM2011 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 20-25, 2011, Vol. 3, 1265-1272 pp

ABSTRACT

Introduction and Purpose: Environment is multi-dimensional notion that it has
cultural, political, economic, ecologic, social and psychological dimensions in addition
to nature-related dimension. Impacts of environmental problems and negative
consequences of those impacts on the society increases importance of subject’s
knowledge, awareness, attitudes and behaviors. Knowledge on environmental views of
doctor candidates and arranging education programs accordingly will make contribution
to the solution of the problem. Material and Method: This study is a cross-sectional
trial which was conducted on Grade 1-6 students attending School of Medicine, Maltepe
University between 1 October and 30 November 2010. All students (n = 167) were
enrolled into the study and 147 students (88.02 %) could be reached due to various
reasons. In this study conducted for determining knowledge, attitude and behavior of
students on environmental awareness, 44-item questionnaire form was applied. Results:It was observed that mean Environmental View Sub-scale scores of female students
were higher than that of male students (p=0,005). It was found that students living with
house mates had higher mean Environmental View Sub-scale scores than ones living
with the family or alone (p= 0.017). It was found that mean Environmental View Subscale
scores obtained students living alone were significantly lower than that of students
living with family, house mates and siblings - relatives (p= 0.025). Absolute agreement
was stated by 4.8 % of participants to the question “They make exaggerations about
endangered livings; there is always many living organisms in the nature. It is not
important that some of them are endangered”, by 5.4 % to the question “Construction of
luxurious highways instead of assigning monetary resources to historical places will be
more beneficial to our country”, by 6.1 % to the question “Erosion is no more
experienced in our country”, by 2.7 % to the question “insecticides used in the
agriculture are environment-friendly” and by 6.1 % to the question “There is no
problem in selling lands no more characterized as forest in order to provide income to
the state”. The choice of “I absolutely disagree” was marked by 44.22 % to the question
“The state should allow construction of tourism oriented buildings in national parks and
forests”, by 53.7 % to the question “wetlands areas should be better dried for
construction of residences”, by 48.3 to the question “Waste produced by human is of no
problem since the nature detoxifies itself” and 49.0 % to the question “Ozone layer is
particularly narrowed above land of U.S,, there is no danger towards Turkey”. The choice of “I partially agree” was preferred by 19.0 % to the question “turning off
the lights when I leave the room will not provide a considerable energy saving”, by 15.6
% to the question “The water capacity of the world is far beyond the risk of pollution
caused by human”, by 17. % to the question “Rapid consumption of natural resources is
an important problem”, 14.3 % to the question “One important problem of Turkey is
unplanned urbanization” and 16.3 % to the question “Gradual global warming may
cause disasters in the future”. Conclusion and Advices: The fraction of society such as
doctors and teachers, who should be very aware, is anticipated to have more knowledge
on and be largely interested in this issue. In this context, this issue should be involved in
all formal and non-formal education programs, particularly in school of medicine, and
methods increasing awareness and causing positive changes in attitudes and behaviors
should be used in the education.

Keywords: Environment, Environmental View sub-scale, Students of School of Medicine

PAPER 2011/s23.106: ENVIRONMENTAL VIEWS OF STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, MALTEPE UNIVERSITY AND CONFOUNDING FACTORS

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