Anxiety levels of science teachers about organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments
Anxiety levels of science teachers
This study aims to examine the anxiety levels of science teachers about organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments and the variables that are thought to impact these concerns. It has been shown that the concerns of science teachers about organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments have significant differences according to gender, professional seniority, school type, participation in out-of-school learning activities, organizing out-of-school learning activities, and receiving education about out-of-school learning. The participants of the research designed by the “Survey method’’ were 163 science teachers who were actively serving in state or private schools in different provinces of Turkey. The 'teacher anxiety scale for organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments’ consisting of 28 items developed by Arık and Bozdoğan (2022) was used to collect the data of the research. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient of the whole measurement tool which consists of four sub factors of “Bureaucracy-related anxiety”, “safety risks-related anxiety”, “harm-related anxiety” and “pedagogy-related anxiety” is 0.944. Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficients of the sub factors of the measurement tool are 0.868, 0.922, 0.903 and 0.952, respectively. The data of the study were analyzed through the basic statistical data, t-test for independent groups, one way variance analysis (ANOVA), Levene and Tukey tests. The results of the research show that the anxiety levels of science teachers about organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments were moderate. In addition, as a result of the research, it was determined that the anxiety levels of science teachers about organizing trips to out-of-school learning environments showed a statistically significant difference according to gender, professional seniority, organizing out-of-school learning activities, and frequency of organizing out-of-school learning activities.
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