Factors Affecting Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes among Lebanese College Students

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dc.contributor.author Oweini, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Houri, Ahmad
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-03T07:06:25Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-03T07:06:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2006
dc.date.issued 2015-11-03
dc.identifier.issn 1533-015X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/2419
dc.description.abstract This exploratory study aimed at assessing the variables that would positively affect the knowledge and attitude of a group of Lebanese college students regarding the environment, namely such factors as gender, age, previous hiking experience and living abroad. A purposeful sample of students attending the Lebanese American University, was asked to fill out a questionnaire that assesses four major domains related to attitudes towards the environment: concern, knowledge, willingness to act, present and past behavior, and a minor domain, experience with nature. Results showed overall significance with specific patterns emerging: living abroad correlated with knowledge and experience, frequency of hiking with all dependent variables and marginally with concern, and gender marginally with willingness to act, actual behavior and experience in favor of males. The independent variables of gender, living abroad and major yielded the most significant correlations with the dependent variable of experience with the environment. The strongest correlations were found between the pairs of females living abroad and knowledge, and between nonbusiness students and experience with the environment. Age consistently showed no correlation with any of the measured variables. As for hiking experience, a surprising trend emerged. Those with more hiking reported less experience with the environment. Implications and recommendations based on the findings are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Factors Affecting Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes among Lebanese College Students en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199729070 en_US
dc.author.woa N/A en_US
dc.author.department Education en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Applied Environmental Education and Communication en_US
dc.journal.volume 5 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 95-105 en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15330150600648945 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Oweini, A., & Houri, A. (2006). Factors affecting environmental knowledge and attitudes among Lebanese college students. Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 5(2), 95-105. en_US
dc.author.email ahouri@lau.edu.lb
dc.author.email aoueini@lau.edu.lb
dc.identifier.url http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15330150600648945#.V5rvLrh97cs

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