عنوان مقاله [English]
Determinants of Students’ Pro-Environmental Attitude of
Agricultural College, Tarbiat Modares University
1Moradhaseli, S.; 2*Ataei, P.; 3 Karimi-Gougheri, H.
1, 2 PhD Candidate, Department of Agricultural Extension & Education,
Faculty of Agriculture, Tarbiat Modares University. Iran
3 Assist. Profe. Department of Agricultural Extension and Education,
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zabol. Iran
(Received: 2016/09/17; Accepted: 2018/10/02)
Today we live in a world where security and safety has faced with threats, none of them dangers that previous generations never experienced. One of these risks is environmental issues. While many of these injuries are the consequence of human's incorrect behaviors with the nature. Many believe environmental problems have rooted in values and social beliefs. Therefore, should be known that how the people of the community think about the ecology, what they know about it and how they feel about it. The aim of this research was to determine students' Pro-environmental attitude of Agricultural College (Tarbiat Modares University). This descriptive study was conducted by survey research and data collected questionnaire. Study population was 254 Masters and PhD students of the second year, according to tables’ Krejcie and Morgan 153 students were selected for the sample and the necessary information was collected from them. The validity was confirmed by professors and experts in this field and reliability was confirmed through a pilot test and calculated of Cronbach's alpha with range 0.70 – 0.85. In examining the Pro- environmental attitude of the students showed that 37% of students has negative pro-environmental attitude, 23% has neutral and 50% has positive environmental attitude. Multivariate regression showed that three variables had influence on the attitude of students: awareness of the consequences, membership in the environmental associations and environmental knowledge. In other words, with a changes of standard deviation of in these variables respectively 0.43, 0.22, 0.18 caused change Pro-environmental attitude of students. According to the findings of study suggest that to promote knowledge and awareness of the consequences should be considered which that is possible through Public media, workshops and create environmental groups at the university level.
Keywords: Pro-environmental attitude, sustainable development, environmental behavior, agricultural students, Tarbiat Modares University.
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