Environmental Knowledge, Attitude and Participatory Behavior towards Land Degradation in Injibara Secondary and Preparatory School, Northwestern Ethiopia

Adugnaw Birhanu


The study investigates the level and relationship of environmental knowledge, attitude and participatory behavior among study participants towards land degradation. A total of 286 study participants take part in the study. They were assessed using the Likert scale for environmental attitude and participatory behavior and multiple-choice for environmental knowledge. In addition, to strengthen the data obtained through questionnaire, Focused Group Discussions and interview were used and the data obtained analyzed using SPSS version 15.0 for windows. The result of the study communicates that both students and teachers have fair level of environmental knowledge, attitude and participatory behavior towards land degradation. Furthermore, results of correlation and linear regression revealed that there is a significant moderate positive bivariate correlation and positive predictive power among environmental knowledge, attitude and participatory behavior across students and teachers.

Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Participatory Behavior, Land Degradation, Bivariate Correlation, Predictive Power.

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