Environmental Attitude of Young Nepalese and its Comparison with the Attitude of Environmentally Developed Costa Ricans

Teruaki Ohnishi, Shree Ram Khadka, Gustavo Hernandez Sanchez, Tanka Nath Dhamala


Cognition surveys on environmental attitudes were carried out in Costa Rica and Nepal for university students, and they were compared to each other from the viewpoint of cultural background. The surveys were made in classrooms using questionnaires consisted of about 60 questions. Summed results were shown for both nations on the view of values and knowledge regarding environmental problems, attitudes to the environmental deterioration, ethical responsibility to the problems, probable outcome of environmental condition in future, and so on. From the comparison between two nations, Nepalese were found to hold moderate attitudes to almost all environmental problems without expressing any clear opinions, whereas Costa Ricans have distinct and unified opinions common to all members indicating strong internalization of environmental thought.


environmental attitude, cognition survey, Nepal, Costa Rica, university students, environmental education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4471/rise.2013.20

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RISE - International Journal of Sociology of Education | ISSN: 2014-3575

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