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dc.contributor.authorHerodotou, Christothea-
dc.contributor.authorNicolaidou, Iolie-
dc.contributor.authorHadjichambis, Andreas Ch.-
dc.contributor.authorKafouris, Dimitris-
dc.contributor.authorTerzian, Frederiki-
dc.contributor.authorKyza, Eleni A.-
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-18T09:36:55Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T09:13:50Z-
dc.date.available2013-11-18T09:36:55Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-08T09:13:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-30-
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, 2012, vol. 2, no. 2, pp.131-147en_US
dc.identifier.issn2154-8463-
dc.descriptionFP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2007-1 Title: Digital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debatesen_US
dc.description.abstractGenetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a rapidly evolving area of scientific innovation and an issue receiving global attention. Attempts to devise usable instruments that assess people's attitudes towards this innovation have been rare and non-systematic. The aim of this paper is to present the development and validation of the genetically modified organisms attitudes scale (GMOAS), an instrument measuring secondary school students' attitudes towards GMOs. The responses of 1,111 secondary school students from Cyprus were used to validate the instrument. Principal component analysis with varimax rotation revealed a clear three-factor solution explaining 45.8% of the total variance. The factors underlying the attitudes' construct are: GMO implications on health, Interest in the topic of GMOs, and GMO implications on the environment. The 16-item, five-point Likert-type GMOAS showed satisfactory internal consistency and discriminant validity. When the instrument was used to analyse data from Cyprus, results revealed that Cypriot secondary school students have rather non-supportive attitudes towards the cultivation and use of GMOs. Male students were less negative in using GMOs for health and environmental purposes than females. Females, however, were found to be more interested in learning about GMOs. These findings comply with the rather country-specific nature of GMO attitudes.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Groupen
dc.relationDigital support for Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reflection on Socio-Scientific Debatesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Science Education, Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, volume 2, issue 2en_US
dc.rights@ Taylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectGMOsen_US
dc.subjectAttitudesen_US
dc.subjectBiotechnology educationen_US
dc.subjectAssessmenten_US
dc.titleThe Development and Validation of the GMOAS, an Instrument Measuring Secondary School Students' Attitudes Towards Genetically Modified Organismsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus Ministry of Education and Cultureen_US
dc.subject.categoryEducational Sciencesen_US
dc.journalsSubscriptionen_US
dc.reviewpeer reviewed-
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09500693.2011.637580en_US
dc.dept.handle123456789/100en
dc.relation.issue2en_US
dc.relation.volume2en_US
cut.common.academicyear2012-2013en_US
dc.identifier.spage131en_US
dc.identifier.epage147en_US
item.languageiso639-1en-
item.grantfulltextnone-
item.openairetypearticle-
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item.cerifentitytypePublications-
item.openairecristypehttp://purl.org/coar/resource_type/c_6501-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Communication and Internet Studies-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Communication and Internet Studies-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Communication and Media Studies-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Communication and Media Studies-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-8267-0328-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0003-0992-4034-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Communication and Media Studies-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Communication and Media Studies-
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