An Analysis of the Concept and Practices of Sustainable Development among Postgraduate Students in District Lahore

Saiqa Yameen


Sustainable development captured the attention of public and private authorities worldwide. Pakistan also started contributing towards sustainable development since 1992. This paper aimed to analyze the concept and practices of sustainable development among postgraduates in district Lahore, Pakistan. The purpose of the study was to assess the extent of awareness among postgraduates; the stakeholders to ensure the sustainability in the near future. Moreover, reviewing their practices regarding sustainable development. Two stage random sampling technique was used and therefore one hundred and fifty students were taken as a sample from six postgraduate institutions of Lahore. Two self-structured questionnaires were administered to collect the data. Likert scale in Questionnaire “A” was used to assess the extent of awareness; questionnaire “B” with options yes/no was used to check the practices regarding sustainable development. Data were analyzed by using different statistical techniques i.e. frequency distribution, independent samples t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation was applied to find the relationship among the variables. Findings showed that neither the extent of awareness is very high nor the practices are in the favor of sustainable development but there exists the positive significant relationship between awareness and practices. The paper proposed that being a developing country, sustenance is exigent and emergent facet of Pakistan’s future sustainable development. It is recommended that to ensure sustainability; ESD should be made an essential component of all educational programs at post graduate level.

Keywords: Analysis, Concept, Practices, Sustainable development, Postgraduate Students, Lahore

DOI: 10.7176/DCS/9-10-04

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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