Abstract


THE EFFECT OF DISASTER TRAINING ON ATTITUDES TOWARDS DISASTER IN COGNITIVE, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL DIMENSIONS

The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of the disaster training provided to university students in the scope of the Contemporary World Problems (CWPs) Course on cognitive, affective, and behavioral attitudes towards disasters. The study, which had a quasi-experimental design, was conducted with university students aged 18 and over who volunteered to participate in the study. A total of 111 (experimental group) and 114 (control group) students who were not trained on the CWPs course were included in the study. The efficiency of the training was measured with the Disaster Attitude Scale. In the cognitive dimension, the mean score of the experimental group was found to be higher at a statistically significant level than the control group(p=0.000). In the affective dimension, the mean score of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group(p=0.006). In the behavioral dimension, the mean score of the experimental group was significantly higher than the control group(p=0.000). It was also found that disaster training provided to university students in the scope of the CWPs Course affects the cognitive and behavioral attitudes of the students towards disasters positively, and reduces the level of anxiety in the affective dimension.



Keywords

Keywords: Attitudes, contemporary world problems, disaster training, university student


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