Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

Investigating the awareness and knowledge of secondary school students about the effects of allergic pollen on human health: A case of Burdur Province

Kadir Tuzlak
  • Kadir Tuzlak
  • Department of Elementary Education, Faculty of Education, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 14 April 2016
  •  Accepted: 24 June 2016
  •  Published: 23 July 2016


The overall objective of this study is to increase the awareness of secondary school students of the effects of pollen allergy on human health by mapping allergic pollens appearing in Burdur atmosphere. This study is a pre-test and post-test experimental design. Mix method is applied thus. Both qualitative and quantitative data are gathered. The sample of this study consists of students in 6th and 7th grades in Alpaslan Ali Can Secondary School, Burdur. Pre-treatment and post-treatment questionnaire and achievement test are administered in order to determine the effectiveness of the education seminar given on the effects of pollen allergy. According to the findings obtained from the analysis of the achievement test, cognitive awareness of the students about the effects of pollen allergy on human health is found to be higher. Post-treatment results obtained from the questionnaire show there is increase in awareness of the students about the importance of pollen allergies and how to take precautions.

Key words: Polinization, hay fever, human health, secondary school students.