ADAPTATION INTO TURKISH OF THE PLANT ATTITUDE QUESTIONNAIRE


Selvi M.

JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, vol.11, no.2, pp.175-183, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BALTIC SCIENCE EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-183
  • Keywords: plant attitude scale, validity, reliability, scale adaptation, STUDENTS, KNOWLEDGE, ENVIRONMENT, ORGANISMS, CHILDREN, ANIMALS, GREEN

Abstract

Plants are indispensable living elements of the world due to their role in sustaining of life. However, many studies have shown that in general children and adults' knowledge and perceptions about plants are limited and they both find animals more interesting than plants. The purpose of this study was to adapt Plant Attitude Scale (PAS) developed by Fancovicova and Prokop (2010) into Turkish and to investigate the validity and reliability of the scale. Five hundred seventeen primary school students participated in the study. To determine the structural validity of PAS, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were conducted. The Cronbach alpha coefficient was calculated for the dimensions of scale. Results of the study indicate that Turkish version of the PAS is valid and reliable for measuring attitudes toward plants.