Investigating Earthquake Anxiety Levels of Child Development Associate Degree Student

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Seda Eskidemir Meral
Pages: 991-1001 Download Count : 196 View Count: 212 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1331117 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


After the February 6 earthquakes in 2023 in the South-east of Turkey, this study, which was conducted to examine the earthquake anxiety levels of associate degree students of child development according to various variables, is a survey model. The study population consists of associate degree students of the child development department. The study sample consists of 212 students who volunteered to participate in the study at Akdeniz University and Osmaniye Korkut Ata University in the associate degree program of child development. The data were collected online through the Personal Information Form and Earthquake Anxiety Scale (Bal & Akgül, 2023). As a result of the study, it was determined that the earthquake anxiety levels of associate degree students in child development differed significantly according to gender, age, being in one of the provinces affected by the earthquake, losing a relative in the earthquake, and the destruction of their houses. During the February 6 earthquakes, it was found that the earthquake anxiety levels of female child development associate degree students who were in one of the provinces affected by the earthquake, whose houses were destroyed and who lost their relatives in the earthquake, and who were 19 years of age or older was higher than the others. It was determined that the earthquake anxiety levels of associate degree students of child development did not differ significantly depending on the grade level and the type of graduated high school.

Keywords

  • February 6 earthquake
  • earthquake anxiety
  • child development
  • child development associate degree
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