A STUDY ON ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AMONG THE HIGHER SECONDARY STUDENTS IN KAMRUP DISTRICT OF ASSAM, INDIAAnjum Sahidullah
In the modern globalized world of today, human beings should develop a sense of ethics to conserve the environment as the world suffers from serious environmental threats. Ethicsâ means moral code of conduct and it helps one to be judicious and differentiate between what is wrong or right. The objective of Environmental ethics is to provide ethical justification and moral motivation for protecting environment globally. The present study is an attempt to study the environmental ethics of higher secondary students with regard to gender and locality. The present study has followed Descriptive research method. From class XII 160 students studying under Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) of Kamrup district of Assam were selected as sample of the study. The sample consisted of 80 female and 80 male students. Out of 160 students, 80 belonged to the urban locality and 80 belonged to the rural locality. The present study has used random sampling technique. The researcher has used Environmental Ethics Scale which was constructed (2001) and revised (2016) by Dr. (Mrs.) Haseen Taj. This study has used simple percentage method, descriptive statistics like mean, standard deviation as well as inferential statistics such as t test to analyze and interpret the data. The results revealed that the higher secondary students possessed average level of Environmental Ethics. Significant difference in environmental ethics of higher secondary students was found with regard to gender but higher secondary students did not differ significantly in environmental ethics with regard to the locality.