Volume : 7, Issue : 8, AUG 2021

A STUDY ON PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS

DR. GAYATREE GOSWAMEE, RIMJHIM SHARMA

Abstract

The present study is an attempt to investigate the pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitude of secondary school students in relation to gender. A sample of 100 (50 boys and 50 girls) secondary school students of Sivasagar district of Assam State was selected randomly. The investigators selected pro-environmental behavior scale (PEBS-SA) 2012 developed by Dr. Anjali Suhane and environmental attitude scale (EAS-TH) developed by Dr Haseen Taj 2001 as a tool to study the level of pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitude of secondary school students. The collected data was analyzed by applying appropriate statistical techniques Mean, SD, t-test, and Correlation. The findings of the study revealed that majority of the students came under the category of average level of pro-environmental behaviour and environmental attitude. Moreover, girls have more pro-environmental behavior in comparison to boys. There exists significant difference between boys and girls in respect to their pro-environmental behavior. Regarding environmental attitude, it was found that there exists no significant difference between boys and girls secondary school students. In conclusion the present study shows that there exists a negative correlation between pro-environmental behavior and environmental attitude of secondary school students.

Keywords

PRO-ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIOR, ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE, SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, GENDER.

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