Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 21, Issue 4, 2015; Page No.(1721-1726)

RELATIONS ATTITUDES WITH PUBLIC BEHAVIOR IN CONSERVATION LONTAR PALM PLANTS (BORASSUS FLABELLIFER LINN) IN THE DISTRICT JENEPONTO

Sukamaluddin, Hammado Tantu, Mulyadi and Gufran Darma Dirawan

Abstract

This study aims to determine the relations attitudes with public behavior in plant conservation lontar in the District Jeneponto. This study uses a quantitative approach and hypothesis testing instrument type questionnaire. Instruments used include behavioral questionnaire lontar palm plant communities in the preservation of which is influenced by the attitude of the community. Total population of 100 people from three research sites and samples took as many as 30 people with purposive sampling. Based on the results of the study found that, rcount = 0841 is greater than r table = 0.349 at significance level 0.05 then H0 rejected H1 accepted meaning, which means that there is a significant relationship between the variables of attitudes to the behavior, so concluded that the behavior of people in the preservation of lontar palm plants such as planting, participating in the preservation and utilization of palm plants closely related to people’s attitudes both reproduce and use of lontar palm plants to meet the needs of life and community life in Jeneponto. Furthermore, the attitude of the lontar palm plant preservation and restoration efforts required for replanting and conservation. In this study, 76% or 23 of 30 respondents said they agree when done replanting to restore the population of the county district Jeneponto. In addition, some respondents stated that 73% or 22 people who agree that the utilization of lontar palm leaves for souvenirs. Behavior in the conservation of lontar palm plant was participating in the conserve in planting palm, which most agree or 76% are willing to plant lontar palm trees.

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