Attitudes and Behavior of Ajman University of Science and Technology Students Towards the Environment in Light of Some Variables


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 sample consists of (375) students (230 males and 145 females) from different colleges. A survey investigated the attitudes and behavior scale towards the Environment (ABSTE) and environmental sciences course via an evaluation questionnaire. Results revealed wide differences in the environmental attitudes and environmental behaviors between the undergraduate students enrolled in environmental sciences course and others who didn’t study the course yet. Findings also showed that females have higher environmental attitudes and environmental behaviors than males. According to colleges, students of Dentistry and Pharmacy colleges have the highest environmental attitudes and environmental behavior than students of Law and Information, Mass Communication and Humanities colleges. Engineering students have the least environmental attitudes and environmental behavior. The results generally assert the importance of environmental education in all educational stages, especially in university.

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Rasha Abdellah, Ajman University, Egypt
Ajman University for Science and Technology,UAE

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Conference: ECE2015
Stream: Education for sustainable development

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