THE EFFECT OF TOURISM GEOGRAPHY COURSE ON THE ATTITUDES TOWARD GEOGRAPHY COURSE
TURİZM COĞRAFYASI DERSİNİN COĞRAFYA DERSİNE YÖNELİK TUTUMA ETKİSİ

Author : Mehmet Tamer KAYA - - Nusret KOCA
Number of pages : 52-60

Abstract

This study aims to determine the effect of tourism geography course on the attitude toward geography course. The study group was the 3rd grade students at Social Studies Education, Faculty of Education in Ege University and Afyon Kocatepe University. In the study, the experimental design was adopted with pre-test and post-test, and control group. The data were collected with the Likert-type attitude scale which was developed by Demirkaya and Arıbaş (2004). The results regarding the pre-test and post-test attitude scores of the experimental group which took the course of tourism geography indicated that the attitudes of the students changed positively. When the pre-test and post-test scores of the control group were examined, any changes could not be seen in terms of their attitude scores on the course. When the pre-test and post-test scores of the two group were compared, there is not a statistically significant difference.

Keywords

tourism geography, social studies, attitude

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