Attitudes and Behavior of Ajman University of Science and Technology Students Towards the Environment
Rasha Abdel Raman
- Publisher: The International Academic Forum
IAFOR Journal of Education
(issn: 2187-0594, eissn: 2187-0594)
university students | Theory and practice of education | environmental education | attitudes | LB5-3640 | behavior
acm: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION | ComputingMilieux_THECOMPUTINGPROFESSION
This study examined the attitudes and behavior of Ajman University of Science and
Technology (AUST) students towards the environment according to their gender and college.
The research was based on a descriptive approach. The sample consisted of (375) students (230
males and 145 females) from different colleges (Law, Information Technology, Mass
Communication and Humanities, Engineering, Dentistry and Pharmacy). The Attitudes and
Behavior Scale Towards the Environment (ABSTE) was used to investigate students’ attitudes
and behavior Towards the environment, and a questionnaire was used to evaluate the
environmental sciences course. Results revealed wide differences in the environmental
attitudes and behaviors between the undergraduate students enrolled in environmental sciences
course and others who did not study the course yet. Findings also showed that females have
higher positive environmental attitudes and behaviors than males. Students of Dentistry and
Pharmacy colleges have higher positive environmental attitudes and behaviors than students of
Law and Information Technology or Mass Communication and Humanities colleges.
Engineering students have the least positive environmental attitudes and behaviors. The results
generally assert the importance of environmental education in university.