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Influence of gender and type of school on environmental attitude of teachers in Iran and India

Author(s): S. M. Shobeiri | B. Omidvar | N. N. Prahallada

Journal: International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
ISSN 1735-1472

Volume: 3;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 351;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Environmental attitude | gender | school | teacher

The present study reports on secondary school teacher’s environmental attitude in India and Iran. One thousand and four teachers were selected through the stratified random sampling technique from 103 secondary schools of Mysore city (India) and Tehran city (Iran). Subjects consisted of 505 male and 499 females. They were assessed using the Taj Environmental Attitude Scale (TEAS) developed by Hasseen Taj (2001). Results revealed that there are significant differences between Indian and Iranian teachers in their level of environmental attitude. Also there are significant differences between them in environmental attitude across and within two groups with regard to their gender. Also in overall, type of school management (Government and private) is not a factor, which can affect teachers environmental attitude.

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