HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 21 no. 1 (2012)

Environmental Awareness, Practices, and Attitudes of Selected UNP Students

Corazon G. Pardo

Discipline: Environment



The ill-effect of environmental destruction is evident and its future potentialities are immense. Environmental awareness through education, particularly the youth who bear the future responsibility for the stewardship of the environment and pass on their knowledge to future generations is a concern.

This study determined the level of environmental awareness, and practices, and attitudes of the selected students of the University Of Northern Philippines (UNP) in terms of seven environmental themes, namely: stewardship, finiteness of resources, diversity and stability, change, material cycle, balance nature, and interdependence. The descriptive survey-correlational research design was employed using a questionnaire as data gathering instrument. Frequencies and percentages, mean, and correlation analysis were used to treat the data.


Results of the study showed that the respondents have very high level of environmental awareness and good practices on the overall environmental themes. The respondents did not favor the cutting of trees, forest burning/forest fires, quarrying, hunting, road widening, squatting, mining, river drilling, use of inorganic fertilizer, and industrialization.


Correlation analysis revealed that there is a significant relationship between the level of awareness and extent of practice of the respondents along the seven environmental themes.


Based on the findings and conclusions of the study, it was recommended to improve further the environmental awareness, practices, and attitudes of the students by developing an environmental education program and strict implementation of the laws and ordinances protecting the environment in the University.