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|Title: ||KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICIES OF PREPARATORY STUDENTS ABOUT LAND DEGRADATION|
|Authors: ||TEKA, BEKUMA|
|Advisors: ||AKLILU DALELO (PhD)|
|Keywords: ||LAND DEGRADATION|
OROMIA REGIONAL STATE
|Copyright: ||Apr-2010 |
|Date Added: ||9-May-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The goal of environmental education is producing responsible citizens by equipping them
with adequate environmental knowledge, attitude and skills. With the intention that as future
scientists, land managers and policymakers, the students will be able to provide knowledge
based solutions to the environmental problems, this study aimed at investigating their
knowledge, attitude and practices about land degradation.
The research design was a descriptive type of study utilizing survey method. The subjects of
the study were 330 students from three preparatory schools who were selected by using
proportionate stratified random sampling methods. For data collection environmental
knowledge test, attitude scale and rating scales on frequencies of students’ participation in
environmental practices were used.
Data analysis was made by using frequencies, percentage, mean, standard deviation, T-test
and correlation coefficient. For variables of the study, comparisons were made in terms of
gender, place of residence and academic streams.
The findings of the study illustrated that students’ environmental knowledge and attitude is
fair but generally poor in environmental practices. Environmental practices were not inline
with their level of knowledge and attitude. Concerning academic stream there is no
significant difference in their environmental knowledge and attitude. In accordance with
other researches, males and rural students were more knowledgeable about land degradation.
The relationship among students’ environmental knowledge, attitude and practices were
found to be weak. Finally ways of improving students environmental practices such as
maintaining the proportionality of the objectives of environmental knowledge, attitude and
practices, organizing fieldtrips and giving due attention for practical parts were
|Appears in:||Thesis - Geography|
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