International Association of Educators   |  ISSN: 1309-0682

Orjinal Araştırma Makalesi | Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 2019, Cil. 13(27) 492-505

Preservice Science Teachers' Knowledge of Energy Resources: An Adaptation Study

Birgül Çakır Yıldırım

ss. 492 - 505   |  DOI:   |  Makale No: MANU-1810-17-0002.R2

Yayın tarihi: Mart 20, 2019  |   Okunma Sayısı: 156  |  İndirilme Sayısı: 757


The main energy resource is still fossil fuels on Earth and they are decreasing day by day. Energy generation from fossil fuels is accepted as the primary reason for climate change. Knowledge of energy resources may have a role in energy conservation behavior. Therefore, measuring energy knowledge is of great importance. The aim of this study is to adapt the energy knowledge instrument of DeWaters, Qaqish , Graham and Powers (2013) to Turkish. Two pilot studies were conducted and a questionnaire with 15 items measuring participants’ knowledge of energy resources was adapted. The KR-20 value for the instrument was found to be 0.70. This instrument creates an opportunity to measure the basic understanding of energy resources.

Anahtar Kelimeler: energy resources, knowledge scale

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APA 6th edition
Yildirim, B.C. (2019). Preservice Science Teachers' Knowledge of Energy Resources: An Adaptation Study . Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 13(27), 492-505. doi: 10.29329/mjer.2019.185.22

Yildirim, B. (2019). Preservice Science Teachers' Knowledge of Energy Resources: An Adaptation Study . Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi, 13(27), pp. 492-505.

Chicago 16th edition
Yildirim, Birgul Cakir (2019). "Preservice Science Teachers' Knowledge of Energy Resources: An Adaptation Study ". Akdeniz Eğitim Araştırmaları Dergisi 13 (27):492-505. doi:10.29329/mjer.2019.185.22.

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