Measuring Environmental Attitude and Environmental Behavior of Senior High School Students of Divine Word Colleges in Region I, Philippines

  • Damianus Abun Divine Word College of Vigan
  • Fredrick Aguot Divine Word College of Vigan
Keywords: Environmental behavior, environmental attitude, anthropocentric, eco-centric, human dominance over nature, environmental movement activism

Abstract

The study was motivated by the realities of climate change and its effect on the human life. The study argues that environmental problems are caused by human attitude toward environment and such attitude affects environmental behavior. In order to support such theory, the literature and studies were reviewed. The data gathered through questionnaires and 400 students were given the questionnaires. The descriptive correlational study was utilized to determine the extent of the correlation between environmental attitude and environmental behavior of the Senior High School Students of Divine Word Colleges in Region I, Philippines. The study revealed that anthropocentric attitude and eco-centric attitude were found to be dominant among students. However, the correlation was found only between eco-centric attitude and environmental behavior along environmental movement activism and personal conservation behavior, while anthropocentric and human dominance over nature attitude do not correlate to the environmental behavior.

Author Biographies

Damianus Abun, Divine Word College of Vigan

PhD, Faculty of the College of Business Administration of the Divine Word College of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippine

Fredrick Aguot, Divine Word College of Vigan

MAME, Faculty of the College of Education, Divine Word College of Vigan,
Ilocos Sur, Philippine

Published
2017-07-31
How to Cite
Abun, D., & Aguot, F. (2017, July 31). Measuring Environmental Attitude and Environmental Behavior of Senior High School Students of Divine Word Colleges in Region I, Philippines. EPH - International Journal of Educational Research (ISSN: 2208-2204), 1(2), 33-69. Retrieved from https://ephjournal.com/index.php/er/article/view/104