Analysis of Middle School Students' Visions of Nature

Varlıoğlu, Gül Sena
The present study aims to determine middle school students' visions of nature consisting of images of nature (1), values of nature (2), and their image of human-nature relationship (3). The data of the study were obtained by the administration of Turkish version of Visions of Nature scales (Van den Born, Lenders, De Groot, & Huijsman, 2001) and drawings about how human-nature relationship should be as a measuring instrument to 903 students from selected four middle schools throughout Hassa district of Hatay, Türkiye in spring 2021-2022 semester. The study was designed as survey research. According to the results of descriptive statistics, most participants’ image of nature was wild nature, including wildlife, and forests. Besides, majority of participants believed that nature is important because it is God’s entrustment to humans. For image of human-nature relationship, the most common image of human-nature relationship was found as family with nature, implying that students believed that nature needs to be protected, and respected as a family member.


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Citation Formats
G. S. Varlıoğlu, “Analysis of Middle School Students’ Visions of Nature,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.