Environmentalism as a Stakeholder Issue and a Research for the Environmental Awareness of University Students

  •  Kurtulus Genc    
  •  Betul Cal    


The basic aim of this paper is to investigate the awareness to environmental issue by conducting a research on 484 university students of Giresun University, Turkey. A total of 484 participants were reached, however only 466 were found to be valid for the data analysis process. The participants were mainly the 2nd and 4th year-undergraduates studying at the departments of Economics, Business Management and International Relations, and took part in the questionnaire on a voluntary basis. Data obtained from those 466 questionnaires analyzed through the SPSS statistical package program, and 21 possible relations were tested. The analysis of the data indicates that, the populations of cities residence before their university education, their attitudes to environmental issues, and the information about purchased goods have hazardous effects against the environment, purchasing behavior to a firm which gives harm to environment, and the participants thought on environmental issues are statistically significantly associated. And also, the participants experiences about environmental issues and their gender is positively linked.

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