Evaluation of Attitudes and Knowledge of Teachers Regarding the Concept of Radiation

YALÇIN P. , Karenogullari T., Yalcin S. A.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.43, ss.245-260, 2018 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 194
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.15390/eb.2018.7034
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.245-260


The purpose of this study is to try to determine the attitude and knowledge levels of teachers regarding radiation. The sample of the research consists of 274 teachers from various branches working in primary and secondary schools in a city with a population of 250 000. Personal data survey and the scale of attitude towards the radiation concept prepared by Torun, Yalcin, and Altun Yalcin (2011) were used in order to collect data. The data obtained were transferred to the SPSS 15 package program and analyzed. Evaluation was done with respect to gender of teachers in the sample, the faculty they graduated from, the institution they work at and the school level they work at and independent t-test was used to compare their opinions obtained. The One-way variance analysis (ANOVA) was used in order to determine whether there are any differences between group variables related to the education branches of teachers in the sample, and the Kruskal-Wallis test was used to determine if there are differences between group variables related to the region of the university of graduation and the educational status of teachers. According to the results of the study, no significant differences were found among teachers in terms of the variables of the level of education, the region of the university of graduation, the faculty of graduation, the institution of employment and the level of education, while significant differences were found in variables the gender of teachers and their education branch.