Attitudes and Behaviors of University Students Towards Electromagnetic Radiation of Cell Phones and Wireless Networks
Leonidas Gavrilas 1 * , Konstantinos T. Kotsis 1 , Marianna-Sotiria Papanikolaou 1
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1 Department of Primary Education, School of Education, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, GREECE* Corresponding Author

Abstract

The research into the electromagnetic radiation of mobile phones and wireless networks is relatively small, although they are some of the devices that people use daily. The study aimed to investigate the attitudes and behaviors of college students about electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and wireless networks, as well as to examine the impact of the curricula of the university departments in which they study. The study involved 619 students from six different university departments. Data collection was performed using a closed-ended questionnaire. The general conclusion of the research was that students have incomplete knowledge about the electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones and wireless networks, while at the same time they have a negative attitude and consider it dangerous to the health of living organisms. However, their behaviors regarding the protection of their health do not match with the attitudes they have formed, while in the majority they are significantly related to the university department in which they study.

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Article Type: Research Article

AQUADEMIA, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2022, Article No: ep22009

https://doi.org/10.30935/aquademia/12393

Publication date: 23 Aug 2022

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