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Attitudes of University Students on Nuclear Power Plants: A Proposal of the Structural Equation Model


Veysel Yılmaz, Ph.D.

Yusuf Bilge


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that influence university students' acceptance of nuclear power plants with a proposed Structural Equation Model (SEM). For this purpose, a research model was designed with literature search and various hypotheses were developed to test the model relations. A data collection tool was then developed to test the hypotheses put forward. Factors involved in the research model; related to nuclear power plants are "Trust", "Environmental Benefit Perception", "Energy Utility Perception", "Risk Perception" and "Acceptance". In the proposed model, Trust is defined as exegenous, accepted endegenous, and others are defined as endegenous latent variables. In the study, the proposed research model was analyzed using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) and the goodness fit of the proposed model was evaluated according to various fit measures. As a result of the study, it has been determined that trust and energy utility perception related to nuclear power plants are important factors in the acceptance of power plants.

Keywords: Acceptance, Nuclear Power Plants , Risk, Structural Modeling

Jel Classification: C10, C46

Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Nükleer Santraller Hakkındaki Tutumları: Bir Yapısal Eşitlik Model Önerisi


Öz

Bu çalışmanın amacı, üniversite öğrencilerinin nükleer santralleri kabul etmelerine etki eden faktörleri önerilen bir Yapısal Eşitlik Modeliyle (YEM) araştırmaktır. Bu amaçla önce, literatür taraması yardımıyla bir araştırma modeli tasarlanmış ve modeldeki ilişkileri sınamak için çeşitli hipotezler oluşturulmuştur. Daha sonra öne sürülen hipotezleri test edebilmek için veri toplama aracı geliştirilmiştir. Araştırma modelinde yer alan faktörler; nükleer santrallere ilişkin, “Güven”, “Çevresel Fayda Algısı”, “Enerji Fayda Algısı”, “Risk Algısı” ve “Kabul” dür. Önerilen modelde Güven içsel, Kabul dışsal ve diğerleri aracı içsel gizil değişkenler olarak tanımlanmıştır. Çalışmada, önerilen araştırma modeli Yapısal Eşitlik Modellemesi (YEM) kullanılarak analiz edilmiş ve önerilen modelinin uygunluğu çeşitli uyum ölçütlerine göre değerlendirilmiştir. Çalışmanın sonucunda nükleer enerji santrallerine ilişkin güven ve enerji fayda algısının santrallerin kabul edilmesinde önemli faktörler olduğu belirlenmiştir.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Güven, Kabul, Nükleer Santraller, Risk, Yapısal Eşitlik Modellemesi


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Yılmaz, V., Bilge, Y. (2018). Üniversite Öğrencilerinin Nükleer Santraller Hakkındaki Tutumları: Bir Yapısal Eşitlik Model Önerisi. Alphanumeric Journal, 6(1), 133-150. http://dx.doi.org/10.17093/alphanumeric.373447

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Volume 6, Issue 1, 2018

2018.06.01.STAT.01

alphanumeric journal

Volume 6, Issue 1, 2018

Pages 133-150

Received: Jan. 1, 2017

Accepted: May 31, 2018

Published: June 27, 2018

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