THE AWARENESS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY

CHENG, PEIJIE (2018) THE AWARENESS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITY. Other thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Sustainable development (SD) is concerted efforts towards building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future for future generations. Economic growth, environment protection and social should be harmonized to achieve sustainable development. People around the world recognize that current economic development trends are not sustainable and lacks of awareness, education, and training in society toward sustainability. Hence, this research aimed to identify the level of awareness and the ways to increase the awareness of SD among students in university. SPSS was applied as methodology in this research as a data analysis tool. Descriptive analysis was used to identify the level of awareness and ways to increase the awareness of SD among students in UTHM and UTM in three aspects which are environment, social and economic. Both primary and secondary data were collected and analysed in the research, primary data collected using questionnaire survey forms through the form of emails to gather data in order to achieve the research objectives. There are total of 231 undergraduate students who taking construction course in UTHM and UTM in Johor, Malaysia were participated in this research. The analysis result determined the level of awareness in economic aspect was highest among three pillars and social aspect was the ways to increase the awareness of SD among students in UTHM and UTM. The results of this research indicate that the level of awareness and understanding of SD among students in university of Malaysia since there are lack of insight into the importance of ESD in the university and there is no awareness among students. The results expected to enhance the level of awareness, understanding, and change of behaviour and attitude of students toward SD to develop a better environment, social and economic. With good knowledge on the need of SD, we can strive for better future not for ourselves but also to our nation in becoming developed nation in innovation by year 2020.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Haryati Shafii
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 16:32
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 16:32
URI: http://ethesis.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/731

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