Analyzing the Thoughts of Ecological Footprints of University Students: A Preliminary Research on Turkish Students

DOĞAN SÜDAŞ H. , Ozelturkay E. Y.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Strategic Innovative Marketing (IC-SIM), Madrid, Spain, 1 - 04 September 2014, vol.175, pp.176-184 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 175
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.1189
  • City: Madrid
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-184


Investigating the carbon, food, goods and services usage and consumption levels of people to realize probable damage of consumption habits is essential to decrease ecological destruction and at the same increase consciousness of people in our planet. This paper's aim is to present the results of questionnaire of ecologic footprint that was applied to 420 Turkish students, in the southern part of the country. As a data collection tool "Ecological Footprint Quiz", placed on site, was used. The questionnaire had four main parts. First three parts include statements about the carbon, food, goods and services footprint. Housing footprint statements has ignored in this study, because university students generally live in dormitories or rented houses, not in their own houses. The last part of the questionnaire, participants responded to demographic questions. Descriptive statistics was conducted to analyze the data. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.