Türkiye'de Fen Ve Teknolojiye Yönelik Toplumdaki Yetişkinlerin Tutumu Ve Anlayışı
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This study is prepared for determine the adults’ opinions and attitudes of science, technology, sources of information, scientific and technological developments according to their gender, age groups and educational levels. Descriptive scanning model was used in the study. Study group consists of 289 people over 18 years of age who live in different districts in Bursa and whose gender, age group, education level, occupational groups and socioeconomic classes differ. A data gathering tool was included in the questionnaire, titled "How Interested Are We in Science and Technology?" developed by Gucum, to help determine the attitudes and understandings of individuals. Two-factor ANOVA was performed for unrelated samples in order to determine the differences between dependent variables and gender, age, educational level and their interaction with each other. According to the results, the level of interest and knowledge about science and technology and perception of environmental problems didn’t change according to the gender but it was changed according to age and education level. The level of interest in science and technology studies and the frequency of use of information resources have changed according to gender, age and education. The level of perception of the resources used in science and technology related subjects didn’t change according to gender, age and education. The attitudes towards science and technology didn’t change according to gender and age, but it changed according to education. The level of basic knowledge about science and technology changed according to age, while it didn’t change according to gender and education level.