INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
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The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management

Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2022, 18(4), e2302, https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
Publication date: Aug 29, 2022
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ABSTRACT

Environmental education is a key factor in helping individuals become eco-friendly, particularly in terms of how to deal with the waste they produce. Therefore, the main aim of the study is to examine the effectiveness of the environmental excellence program (EEP) in improving fourth-grade students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards waste management.
The EEP adopted a one-group quasi-experimental design using pre-post application. The study was performed with a sample of 187 students (83 males and 104 females) selected from three schools from one Educational Governorate in the Sultanate of Oman. The knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of the students towards the waste management scale (SKABWMS) were used for data collection.
Study findings revealed that there are significant differences between pre and post applications of the SKABWMS in students’ knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors in favor of post-application. In addition, the results showed that female students developed better behaviors than male students after taking part in the EEP. In light of these results, suggestions and recommendations were made in this study to improve the EEP implementation in schools, in its latest version.

KEYWORDS

environmental excellence program knowledge attitudes behaviors 4th grade students waste management

CITATION (APA)

Ambusaidi, A. K., & Al Fulaiti, M. R. (2022). The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
Harvard
Ambusaidi, A. K., and Al Fulaiti, M. R. (2022). The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management. Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 18(4), e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
Vancouver
Ambusaidi AK, Al Fulaiti MR. The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4):e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
AMA
Ambusaidi AK, Al Fulaiti MR. The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management. INTERDISCIP J ENV SCI ED. 2022;18(4), e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
Chicago
Ambusaidi, Abdullah K., and Marwa R. Al Fulaiti. "The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education 2022 18 no. 4 (2022): e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416
MLA
Ambusaidi, Abdullah K. et al. "The Impact of the Environmental Excellence Program on the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of 4th Grade Students Towards Waste Management". Interdisciplinary Journal of Environmental and Science Education, vol. 18, no. 4, 2022, e2302. https://doi.org/10.21601/ijese/12416

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