Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2023, Volume: 16, Issue: 29, Pages: 2198-2203
Rowena A Catuday1*
1College of Education, Borongan Campus, Eastern Samar State University, Philippines
Email: [email protected]
Received Date:08 June 2023, Accepted Date:28 July 2023, Published Date:03 August 2023
Objectives/methods: This research study delved to describe the level of awareness and assess the level of environmental accountability of Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) Internal stakeholders on the following parameters: Environmental Policy Implementation; Environmental Operation Management; and Environmental Concept Integration. It attempted to set the relationship between the stakeholders’ level of awareness and their environmental accountability and be able to develop ESSU’s environmental policy framework in reference to the identified parameters as reflected in the adopted questionnaire with a slight modification on the sequencing of items from the “ Green Audit” Framework. Descriptive - Evaluative research design was used that led in the framing of environmental policy framework for both academic and administrative operations. This involved 121 respondents taken from the 30% of the total population of the three(3) groups of respondents using cluster sampling Key Officials, Teaching Staff and Non- Teaching Personnel in School Year 2020-2021. Findings: ESSU stakeholders are aware on the major national environmental policies and on the university’s programs on environment with a grand total mean of 3.59 and had expressed that they are accountable on environmental policy implementation alongside with its operational management and concept integration with a Mean of 3.94. With regards to problems encountered, environmental accountability got a Mean of 3.50 where the stakeholders interpreted it to be problematic aspect and needs to be addressed with a policy framework. A positive correlation was noted between stakeholder’s level of environmental awareness and their level of environmental accountability with an r and computed values of .97 and .00 respectively, at .05 level of significance. Novelty and Application: The information obtained from the study will serve as the basis in the development and institutionalization of University Environmental Policy Framework to improve stakeholders’ environmental behavior for stronger sense of environmental awareness and accountability.
Keywords: Environmental awareness; Environmental accountability; Environmental policy implementation; Environmental operation management; Environmental concept integration; Internal stakeholders
© 2023 Catuday. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)
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