STUDY RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AMONG SECONDARY STUDENTS OF ISCE BOARD By Dr.Chetna Pandey[1]

Abstract

Environmental attitudes can be defined as a collection of beliefs, affects and behavioral intention a person holds regarding environmentally related activities or issues. In the case of exploring individual’s environmentally responsible behavior it was found that environmental education inevitably plays an important part in providing support to the widespread concern about environmental sustainability and its entire ramification. Environment Attitude scale & achievement test for environment studies on the  sample for the present study comprises of 450 secondary students of ISCE board who have studied environmental education till class X. It was found that environmental attitude is positively related to achievement in environmental education among all the students of ICSE board. In boys with increased level of achievement i.e. from low to average and average to high, there is significant increase in the development of positive environmental attitude. In girls, it was seen that as compared to low achievers, average and high achievers have more positive environmental attitude. Thus it can be concluded that environmental education in students of ICSE board till class X only also helps in enhancing environmental attitude of students.

Keywords: Environmental attitude, Environmental education, Secondary students

[1] Lecturer, Manrakhan Mahto B.Ed College,Ranchi.