Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 22, Issue 1, 2016; Page No.(391-398)

ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS AND ITS CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCT ENVIRONMENTAL BEHAVIORS AND ITS CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCTS AMONG TEACHER TRAINEES OF FARHANGIAN UNIVERSITY, IRAN

Noushin Gashmardi Mohammad Sheikhiani and Zahra Fakouri

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to examine the environmental behaviors and its contingency constructs among teacher trainees. The target population of the present study comprised of all the male and female undergraduate teacher trainees in the Farhangian University in Bushehr Province campuses in the academic year 2014-2015. Out of this 220 teachers trainees were randomly selected based on the Morgan Table as the research sample. The researcher-made questionnaire was used for data collection. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient, multiple regression and independent t-test were utilized to analyze data. Correlation analyses showed a significant positive relationship between all of the environmental behaviors contingency constructs and environmental behaviors. Also, the regression analysis revealed that subjectsÂ’ inclination to take part in environmental associations (total), environmental awareness (female) and provision of information (male) were the most important factors which predicted environmental behaviors. As well as, Independent t-test showed that the significance difference between the environmental behaviors and inclination to take part in associations in male and teacher trainees. The finding of the study was explained and major implications were discussed.

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