Levels of awareness and points of view to nature for adolescents according to urban and rural areas: Case of Malatya province, Turkey

Aslan F.

JOURNAL OF FOOD AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT, vol.11, no.1, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database


The aim of this study is to investigate early adolescents in urban and rural areas according to the variable nature of consciousness levels and to examine the points of view. In this context, a questionnaire has been applied to the male and female students attending at 6th, 7th and 8th grades and living in the city center of Malatya province and its rural areas. According to the results of variables in rural and urban areas, responses are in parallel with general sense and urban people were concerned with the problems of nature more and against environmental hazards. It was found from the results that an individual's ideas and interactions about and with nature may differ depending on physical and social environment.