Determining the Principles of Professional Ethics and Measuring Perception in Forest Engineering in Turkey


YILMAZ C., TÜRKER M. F.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.22, pp.217-226, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.17475/kastorman.1215286
  • Journal Name: KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-226
  • Keywords: Professional Ethics, Professional Ethics Principles, Forest Engineering
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim of study: The aim of the study is to determine the professional ethics principles in forest engineering in Turkiye and to measure the level of perception of these principles by forest engineers. Area of study: This study covers forest engineers employed in the state and private sector in Turkiye.Material and methods: A questionnaire was designed for data collection in the study. The questionnaire includes 8 questions about the personal information of forest engineers and a 5-point Likert scale consisting of 36 items.Main results: The professional ethics principles in forest engineering were determined as "contribution to the development of the profession"; "ecological sensitivity, openness and participation"; "respect for law, society and colleagues"; "public welfare and social responsibility"; "professional solidarity"; "honesty and impartiality"; "professional competence"; "loyalty"; and "local responsibility".Highlights: In this study, professional ethics principles that will guide forest engineers in their professional activities have been determined. These principles are important in creating suitable conditions that will contribute to forest engineers to perform their professional activities effectively.