The Level of Enviromental Literacy in Form Five Students in Sabah

  • Muhamad Omar Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Vun Leong Wan Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
  • Carolyn Melissa Payus Fakulti Sains dan Sumber Alam, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS)
Keywords: literacy, sustainable development, deprivation

Abstract

This study aims to identify the level of 'Environmental Literacy' among students in Sabah. The sample consisted of 110 respondents who were randomly selected among form 5 students in a secondary school in Tawau district, Sabah. A quantitative approach with a survey technique was used in this study. The descriptive data obtained indicate that the level of sustainable development element in Environmental Literacy is higher than other elements in this construct. This data also shows the level of Environmental Literacy respondents are at high level (mean score = 4.20, SP = 0.30). While the t-test showed there was no significant difference in environmental literacy among secondary school students on the basis of gender although the mean difference showed that female students were more than male students. In conclusion, the level of environmental literacy for students is at a acceptable and respondents agreed that the elements of sustainable development incorporated in the definition of 'Environmental Literacy'.

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Published
2019-02-17
How to Cite
Omar, M., Wan, V., & Payus, C. (2019). The Level of Enviromental Literacy in Form Five Students in Sabah. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 4(1), 41 - 49. Retrieved from https://msocialsciences.com/index.php/mjssh/article/view/167
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