PAPER TITLE :OGUNJINMI, A.A.* AND ONIYA, B.J.

APPLIED TROPICAL AGRICULTURE | VOLUME 21 NUMBER 1 2016

Paper Details

  • Author(s) : Ogunjinmi, A.A.* and Oniya, B.J.
  • Abstract:

This study evaluated the determinants of environmental attitudes and behaviours of Nigerian undergraduates as well as the relationship that exists between their attitudes and behaviours using the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria as a case study. The instrument for data collection was semi-structured questionnaire. A total of 367 students were randomly selected using multi-stage random sampling method and Krejcie and Morgan determination of sample size. Respondents (students) were randomly selected from nineteen (19) Departments from the six (6) Schools (faculties) in the University. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, chi-square analysis, Pearson’s correlation and multiple linear regression analysis. The results revealed that there were more male (52.6%) than female students. The mean age of the respondents was 19 years while the median age was 22 years. Means of attitudinal items were higher than that of behavioural items. The results revealed that religion, childhood outdoor experience and membership of environmental related NGOs were the determinants of environmental attitudes while religion was the only determinant of environmental behaviours. There was significant relationship between students’ environmental attitudes and their behaviours. Planned and consistent infusion of environmental issues in curriculum and University wide programmes could impact positively on students’ environmental behaviours