A nationwide survey evaluating the environmental literacy of undergraduate students in Taiwan

Liang, Shih-Wu and Fang, Wei-Ta and Yeh, Shin-Cheng and Liu, Shiang-Yao and Tsai, Huei-Min and Chou, Jui-Yu and Ng, Eric (2018) A nationwide survey evaluating the environmental literacy of undergraduate students in Taiwan. Sustainability, 10 (6). pp. 1-21.

[img]
Preview
Text (Published Version)
Published version.pdf
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.

Download (417Kb) | Preview

Abstract

The aim of this nationwide survey was to assess undergraduate students’ environmental literacy level in Taiwan. A total of 29,498 valid responses were received from a number of selected colleges and universities in Taiwan, using stratified random sampling method. A total of 70 items were used to assess the environmental literacy and the results revealed that undergraduate students had a relatively low level of environmental knowledge and behavior, while a moderate level of environmental attitudes was attained. The findings also indicated no significant correlations between knowledge and attitudes or between knowledge and behavior. However, a higher level of environmental knowledge correlated significantly with a higher degree of pro-environmental behavior, and a higher level of environmental knowledge correlated with stronger attitudes. The results also suggested that females outperformed the males in all categories. Results from this study could contribute towards further relevant policy discussion and decision-making, curriculum design and development to the improvement of environmental education in the higher education sector.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 34159
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 30 May 2018 00:22
Last Modified: 30 May 2018 02:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: assessment; environmental education; environmental literacy; higher education; Taiwan
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150599 Marketing not elsewhere classified
05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050299 Environmental Science and Management not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970105 Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3390/su10061730
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34159

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only