The investigation of the level of environmental awareness of students (Isfahan, Iran)

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The investigation of the level of environmental awareness of students (Isfahan, Iran)

Elham Nasr Azadani, Ali Akbar Karimian, Hossein Moradi
J. Bio. Env. Sci.4( 2), 17-26, February 2014.
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Since in many cases, knowledge and attitude of people affect their behavior, it’s necessary to investigate the attitude and the knowledge of people in the society towards environmental issues. In a word, when the level of awareness and the attitude of people to the environment are known, it’s possible to affect their behavior and functionality. To achieve this knowledge and to determine the level of sensitivity to environmental issues and to investigate the possibility of increasing the role of people in contributing to environmental planning, the present research which is descriptive- analytic and correlation in design, was conducted. The population of the present study consisted of students of secondary school in 5 districts of the city Esfahan. The data was gathered by a questionnaire with a sample size of 381 through Cochran formula using classified sampling method. In this population, along with the investigation of the level awareness of the students, the effects of other factors such as age and sex of the students, age and the level of education of their parents and also the relationship between the awareness of the students with the awareness of teachers and parents were investigated. The result showed that the students, teachers and parents have appropriate level of environmental information and this information is influenced by their sex and the educational level of their parents. There is a significant, positive correlation between the awareness of the students and the awareness of teachers and parents considering environmental issues.


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