The Effect of Intervention Training in the Natural Resources on Knowledge Elementary School Students in zabol

Sarani, H. (2017) The Effect of Intervention Training in the Natural Resources on Knowledge Elementary School Students in zabol. Masters thesis, university of zabol.

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Considering the importance of environmental educations in the modern world of today, it is quit necessary to take into consideration the significant role of kids and adolescents, so as to provide them with a sense of responsibility; this shall be viewed as a sacred goal. On the other hand, the best way for institutionalizing positive habits is to train them, particularly training habits during childhood which can develop into a subjective belief. Such a belief may force students to safeguard, in the best possible way, the unique ecosystem wherein they live. Therefore, in the present research, influence of training intervention regarding natural resources is investigated on awareness and attitude of girl students studying at elementary schools in the city of Zabol, Iran. This is an experimental interventional study wherein two schools were randomly selected as intervention group and three other schools were taken as control. Statistical population of the research was comprised of 290 students (145 students in the intervention group and 145 ones in the control group) who were randomly divided into intervention and control groups. The intervention included three 30-min courses for the students. To further enhance efficiency, a painting competition was also held among the students. In the present research, the required data was collected via a four-part questionnaire. The first part included demographic information of the participants. The second part of the questionnaire referred to interactions with natural resources. The third part of the questionnaire was related to awareness, with the fourth part evaluating the participants’ attitudes toward natural resources. The collected data was analyzed using appropriate statistical tests (e.g. paired ttest, independent t-test, and Spearman’s correlation test) in SPSS 16 Software. Results of the research indicated that, prior to the intervention, the studied students had unfavorable attitudes toward preserving natural resources (mean scores of awareness in the intervention and control groups were 0.22 and 0.23, respectively, and mean scores of attitude in the intervention and control groups were 0.44 and 0.42, respectively). However, following the intervention, the intervention group’s scores of awareness and attitude increased significantly (p-value = 0.001), while the control group (for which no intervention was considered) had still low scores of intervention and attitude. The research results further showed a significant relationship between students’ awareness about and their attitude toward natural resources (p-value = 0.000). Findings of the present research showed that, holding training courses could enhance awareness and attitude of the students in the intervention group regarding natural resources (awareness and intervention scores of 0.39 and 0.64, respectively). Moreover, the intervention has resulted in enhanced attitude of the students in the intervention group, as compared to those in the control group, showing that training interventions can be used to enhance students’ awareness about and attitude toward natural resources.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: training intervention, awareness, attitude, natural resources, Zabol
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Mrs najmeh khajeh
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 04:20
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 07:10

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