Secondary students' environmental attitudes: the case of environmental education in Bangladesh

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    Abstract

    This paper examined secondary students environmental attitudes in Bangladesh by employing a standardized environmental attitude scale. The scale consisted of 15 questions rated on a Likert-type scale ranging from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). 400 secondary students, with equal number of boys and girls from both the urban and rural schools participated in this study. The study found that overall students from both the urban and rural areas expressed favourable environmental attitudes with girls having a significantly higher level of favourable environmental attitudes than boys; in particular, rural girls had the highest level of environmental attitudes comparing among others. This paper discussed the scope for further research to identify the gap and relationship between environmental attitudes and environmental behaviours of Bangladeshi adolescents.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)106 - 116
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences
    Volume1
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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