Exploring In-service Postgraduate Science Teachers’ Belief, Concern, and Practice towards Solid Waste Management and Recycle

Authors

  • Sherab Jatsho Yangchen Gatshel MSS, Bhutan
  • Sonam Dhendup Yangchen Gatshel MSS, Bhutan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47852/bonviewCETR2021020102

Keywords:

solid waste management, recycle, in-service teachers, belief, concern, practice

Abstract

This study examined belief, concern, and practice of the in-service postgraduate science teachers towards solid waste management and recycle (SWMR) in one  of the colleges of education in Bhutan. A structured online survey questionnaire was administered to 39 first-year in-service science teachers out of which 22 (13 male and 9 female) responded. The data were subjected to descriptive statistics such as determining mean and standard deviation. Further, Pearson product-moment correlation was employed in order to determine the significance of some of the demographic characteristics on their belief, concern, and practice towards SWMR.  An independent samples test revealed that the only statistically significant difference between the gender is observed in theme concern(p<0.05=0.028), with females reporting higher levels of concerns than the males. However, one-way ANOVA result did not show any statistically significant presence in the teaching subjects among the three themes (F (3, 18) = 0.477, p > 0.001). The Pearson’s productmoment correlation revealed statistically significant relation between respondents’ belief and practice (r=0.01, p > 0.05), whereas negative  correlation(r=-.37, p > 0.05) were found between respondents’ concern and practice towards SWMR.

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Jatsho, S., & Dhendup, . S. (2021). Exploring In-service Postgraduate Science Teachers’ Belief, Concern, and Practice towards Solid Waste Management and Recycle. Contemporary Education and Teaching Research, 2(1), 12–18. https://doi.org/10.47852/bonviewCETR2021020102

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