The Social Sciences

Year: 2011
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Page No. 15 - 19

Influence of Age and Level of Education on Environmental Awareness and Attitude: Case Study on Iranian Students in Malaysian Universities

Authors : Zarrintaj Aminrad, Sharifah Zarina Binti Sayed Zakaria and Abdul Samad Hadi

Abstract: Student environmental awareness and attitudes as one of the components of the environmental education have been investigated for many respects. The present study reports to influence of age and educational level on student’s environmental awareness and attitude in Malaysian universities. Total 541 students were selected through the stratified random sampling technique out of 2200 students in 14 private and governments’ university. Age groups were divided in 3 categories (17-25, 26-40, >40) and educational groups were included (Bs, Ms and PhD). They were assessed using the Likret scale for environmental attitude and multichoice with an option for environmental awareness. Results revealed that there is statistical significance the effect of age on overall environmental awareness for all the three levels of education groups (Bs, Ms and PhD). Result showed that increasing in age and levels of education have effect on increasing of environmental awareness and attitude.

How to cite this article:

Zarrintaj Aminrad, Sharifah Zarina Binti Sayed Zakaria and Abdul Samad Hadi, 2011. Influence of Age and Level of Education on Environmental Awareness and Attitude: Case Study on Iranian Students in Malaysian Universities. The Social Sciences, 6: 15-19.

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