A STUDY ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN RELATION TO GENDER, LOCALE OF STUDY AND MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION

Mr. Mohanta Biswas

Abstract


The purpose of the study is to assess the environmental awareness of secondary school students in relation to gender, locale of study and medium of instruction. Survey method of research has been used in the present study. “Environmental Awareness Ability Scale (EAAS)” constructed and standardized by Dr. Praveen Kumar Jha (1998) was used for collecting data and checking awareness towards environment of secondary school students. For this research study a sample of one hundred and fifty eight secondary school students were randomly selected in and around Murshidabad district of West Bengal by the investigator. The data was analyzed using mean , standard deviation and ‘t’- test. The research paper bring to light that the Boys students and Girls’ students do differ significantly in their environmental awareness. The study uncover that the Urban students have significantly more environmental awareness as compared to their rural counterparts. The research paper also bring to light that the Bengali medium students awareness greater than English medium students.

Keywords


Environmental Awareness, Students, Gender, Locale of Study, Medium of Instruction, Environmental Attitude, Environmental Sensitivity.

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