Öz In this research, an achievement test about global warming was administered to 193 selected students attending various high schools in Turkey. Their knowledge about global warming on theoretical, contemporary effects, and necessary precautions were measured. Using a self disclosure form, some characteristics of the students such as academic backgrounds of their parents, type of high school, and their economic status and whether the students had been involved in an activity on the subject before the examination were obtained. The data was analyzed by the statistical programs: Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Finesse, and then t test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), and correlation results were determined. The reliability (Cronbach’s ) of the test was found to be 0.734. Considering the findings of the research, of three groups of question, the students were most knowledgeable about the effects of global warming
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