Energy conservation: awareness analysis among secondary school students

Ilham, Zul and Zulkifli, Nurul Emy Idayu and Ismail, Nadia Farhana and Danik, Aida Suryana and Halim-Lim, Sarina Abdul and Wan-Mohtar, Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad and Jamaludin, Adi Ainurzaman (2022) Energy conservation: awareness analysis among secondary school students. Environmental Education Research, 28 (6). pp. 925-947. DOI

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Without any intervention, Malaysia will be among the heaviest users of energy per capita in Asia. One strategy to reduce energy intensity is by educating future adults. Unfortunately, ineffective approaches due to unclear baseline understanding of students' energy conservation awareness contribute to the failure of environmental protection programmes. In this study, questionnaire was used to investigate the awareness level of secondary school students on energy conservation, with socio-demographic profile as an independent variable. Three secondary schools in Malaysia were selected based on different recognition types, namely; a High Performance School, Cluster School and an ordinary Daily School. The findings (N = 927) revealed a low level of knowledge among the students from all types of school with acceptable level of positive attitude and practice towards energy conservation. These findings serve as a wake-up call to implement a comprehensive energy policy and a new environmental education curriculum with community participation. Supplemental data for this article is available online at .

Item Type: Article
Funders: Sustainability Science Research Cluster, Universiti Malaya under the UM Living Lab Grant Programme [Grant No: LL015-16SUS], MOHE-Top 100 IIRG-IISS [Grant No: IIRG003A-2020IISS], UMCares [Grant No: RU013-2017AG]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Awareness; Education; Energy conservation; Energy saving Culture; Secondary school student
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2023 02:23
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2023 02:23

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