| Published: September 25, 2016
Effect of Environmental Education on the Attitude of College Students
Over recent decades, global problems relating to degradation of natural resources and pollution have increased dramatically. Natural resources are depleted by excessive use. The problem is becoming worse due to ever expanding population of the world. The cry of the time is that we need to change the basic attitude of people towards the nature only than any step towards preserving the environment will become effective and here Environmental Education can play a very crucial role. Environmental Education is a continuous, life-long process involving education about the environment. The objective of the study is to find out the Environmental Attitudes of undergraduate students before and after studying environmental education. A sample of 25 students from Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra city was selected. Taj Environmental Attitude Scale (TEAS) developed by Taj, 2001 was used to measure attitude of the students. Data was analyzed by Wilcoxon Sign rank Test, and result indicated that value of Z = 4.376 was found to be significant. The findings reveal that subject of environmental education increases the awareness and help in developing the favourable attitudes towards environment.
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© 2016, S Dutt, P Kumari
Received: July 14, 2016; Revision Received: August 05, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016