AN INVESTIGATION INTO PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' MOTIVATION TOWARDS RECYCLING BEHAVIORS

Osman Cimen

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The aim of the present study is to analyze pre-service teachers' motivations towards recycling behavior. The survey model was adopted and the sample comprised 157 pre-service teachers studying at various teaching departments of Gazi University. "Motivation towards Recycling Behaviors Scale", developed by the researcher was used as the data collection instrument. The scale which was analyzed with regard to reliability and validity comprises 19 items and four dimensions: internal motivation, external motivation, lack of motivation and social impact. The collected data were analyzed by means of SPSS 18 and LISREL 8.7; t-test, ANOVA and multiple-regression were performed. As a result of the study, it was found out that pre-service teachers' motivation towards the recycling behavior varied between medium and high levels; following environmental magazines and recycling behavior frequency variables are significant determinants of motivation towards recycling behavior, and the variables of recycling behavior frequency and following environmental magazines are significant predictors of recycling behavior.

 

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