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Attitude and behavior of students enrolled in applied science courses towards environmental protection

Juvelyn D. Capili, Gilbert C. Magulod Jr

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Int. J. Biosci.14(6), 257-264, June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/14.6.257-264


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University students of the present will be the leaders of the future generation. This paper focuses on the attitude and behavior of students enrolled in applied science courses toward environmental protection. The descriptive survey research design was used in the study. Standardized research tools were used in the study. The study employed descriptive and inferential statistics. The respondents were the 152 randomly selected students. Results of the study showed that the students indicated positive environmental attitudes and environmental behavior. They have positive background knowledge about the environment, which is translated to their attitudes and behaviors towards the environment. Test of difference showed that female students enrolled in applied science courses perceived themselves to have the higher level of attitude towards the environment compared to their male counterparts while no significant difference on the students’ responsible behavior towards environment and attitude towards environmental science courses when grouped according to sex. Finally, differences showed on the students’ attitude and behavior when grouped according to their degree programs where electronics students expressed the highest positive attitude towards environment; information technology students assessed themselves to have the highest environmental behavior; and mechanical students have the highest positive attitude towards learning environmental science courses. Implications of the study will help the academe intensify its degree programs to improve the awareness and consciousness of students towards the environment.


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