HomeUNP Research Journalvol. 21 no. 1 (2012)

Science Interest and Environmental Awareness of the First Year Bachelor of Secondary Education (BSEd) Students of the University of Northern Philippines

Elmarie Tubon-rin

Discipline: Environment



This study determined the relationship between science interest and environmental awareness of the First Year BSEd students of the University of Northern Philippines. The science interest was measured along natural environment, conservation of nature, chemicals, and science-art. Environmental awareness, on the other hand, included concerns along forest ecosystem, freshwater ecosystem, pollution, energy resources, and environmental programs. This study utilized the descriptive method of research, both correlation and comparative. Questionnaires were used to gather data which were statistically treated using mean and Pearson product moment of correlation.

The findings of the study revealed that the respondents have a high level of science interest and a high level of awareness in environmental concerns and environmental programs. Their science interest is significantly correlated with environmental awareness and environmental programs. The t-test showed that the females have significantly higher science interest than the males. On the other hand, no significant difference existed in the level of environmental awareness between the females and males.