International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies
Volume 2, Issue 6, 2022
Environmental Knowledge, Sensitivity and Academic Performance of Students: Basis for Curriculum Enhancement
Author(s): John Mark E Abilo, MA Quincy D Dones, Mary Ann Estandarte-Pet, Atty Robert Estandarte
This descriptive-correlational study aimed at determining the levels of environmental knowledge, sensitivity and academic performance in Environmental Science subject of special science students for school year 2020-2021. The relationship between these variables was likewise determined. The respondents were the 158 Grade 7 students classified according to their sexes, schools, and school site. This study utilized the “Environmental Knowledge Test”, “Environmental Sensitivity Questionnaire” and students’ first rating academic achievement in the environmental science subject. The descriptive statistical tool used was mean. Kruskal’s Gamma set at 0.05 was employed as inferential statistical tool. The findings revealed that the Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) students had an average level of environmental knowledge. The students’ environment sensitivity was very high as a whole. In terms of the students’ academic performance, students have a very satisfactory rating. Furthermore, findings revealed that there was no significant relationship found between students' environmental sensitivity and academic performance. A positive correlation was observed between environmental knowledge and academic performance and between students’ environmental knowledge and sensitivity.
Keywords: Environmental Knowledge, Sensitivity, Academic Performance, Students, Environmental Science
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