Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2758

Full Length Research Paper

Effects of personal characteristics on environmental awareness; a questionnaire survey with university campus people in a developing country, Turkey

Nalan Demircioglu Yildiz*, Hasan Yilmaz, Metin Demir and Süleyman Toy
Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ataturk University, 25240, Erzurum, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 January 2011
  •  Published: 18 January 2011

Abstract

This study was carried out to identify the awareness and sensibility levels of campus people about environmental problems in Erzurum, the largest city of the East Anatolian Region, Turkey. A standard questionnaire form was completed by 350 volunteers and the data obtained were evaluated with Chi-square (x2) test. Environmental sensibility of the campus population was found to be 64.4% and the relationships between the sensibility and education levels, age, gender and income groups were investigated.

 

Key words: Environmental problems, environmental sensibility, survey study, Erzurum, Turkey.