Exploring In-service Postgraduate Science Teachers’ Belief, Concern, and Practice towards Solid Waste Management and Recycle
Keywords:solid waste management, recycle, in-service teachers, belief, concern, practice
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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