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Volume :10 Issue : 38 1984      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

ATTITUDES OF KUWAIT UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TOWARDS WATER POLLUTION IN THE ARABIAN GULF(THE OIL SPILL)

Auther : By: Dr. F. El-Dib and Dr. B. Al-Rashidi

 

This study aims at the assessment of attitudes of Kuwait University students towards the oil spill which affected the Gulf waters in February 1983. It also intends to detect differences in these attitudes according to sex, nationality and academic specialization. The selected sample included 1606 students, randomly chosen from all university faculties, representing 13.44% of the total number of students during the first semester of 1983 / 1984. Male students represented 39.23% and female students constituted 60.65% of the sample; most of them (74.35%) were Kuwaitis representing all nine faculties with percentages ranging between 9 and 26.

The findings of the study indicated responses close to a normal distribution curve with no extreme deviation. Positive environmental attitudes were expressed by 19.3%, particularly as regards: the necessity for environmental protection as the unanimous responsibility of every citizen, the readiness to contribute in expenses, knowledge about the facts relevant to the environmental problem, the solution of the problem through scientific and technological methods, the insufficiency of environmental legislations for overcoming the ecological hazards and above all the need for mass participation to confront the eminent dangers.

On the whole, female students’ attitude was more positive than males and Kuwaiti students manifested more positive environmental responses towards the oil spill, than non-Kuwaitis.

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