Environmental knowledge and sensitivity of Senior High School Students

John Mark E. ABILO1 and Joji D. LINAUGO2
1Binalbagan National High School, Binalbagan, Negros Occidental, Philippines
2Department of Education – Division of Negros Occidental, Bacolod City, Philippines 

Corresponding author’s email: joji.linaugo@deped.gov.ph


This descriptive-correlational study aimed at determining the levels of environmental knowledge and sensitivity of senior high school students. The relationship between environmental knowledge and sensitivity was likewise determined. The respondents were the 194 Grade 11 students classified according to their sexes and strands and were selected through stratified proportional random sampling. This study utilized the “Environmental Knowledge Test”, and the “Environmental Sensitivity Questionnaire”. The statistical tools used were mean and standard deviation for descriptive statistics. t-test, Pearson’s r and One-Way Analysis of Variance all set at 0.05 were employed as inferential statistical tools. Findings showed that the students had average level of knowledge and sensitivity. Findings also revealed that there was no significant difference in students’ level of knowledge when grouped according to sex and there is a significant difference when they were grouped according to their strands. A significant difference in the students’ environmental sensitivity was observed when they were grouped according to sex and there was no significant difference in their level of environmental sensitivity when they were grouped according to strands. Furthermore, no significant relationship was found to exist between the students’ environmental knowledge and sensitivity.

Keywords: Science Education, Environment, Knowledge, Sensitivity, Descriptive-correlational design, Central Philippines


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