Assessing students perceptions to sustainability practices at National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Husayn Idi Kwami, Adi Irfan Che Ani, Nik Lukman Nik Ibrahim, Mohd Zulhanif Abd-Razak

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Abstract

The paper investigated student's perceptions of sustainability at the National University of Malaysia. Result of the questionnaire administered on 228 students showed that perceptions to sustainability practice based on Likert is 3.19/5.0 with 54.2% on sustainability tracking assessment and rating systems which implies that students have fair sustainability assessment of the school. To maintain the tempo, move to gold or platinum status, students positive attitude to sustainability needs to be upheld. Because students play important roles in reducing energy, water, waste and help lower operating cost in the school now and in the society after graduating. The study therefore concluded that in order to mitigate future negative foot print on campus hostels, positive attitude to sustainability practices should be a priority since designing and specifying the best facility does not necessarily guarantee optimal operational performance without a positive user attitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-153
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

  • Attitude
  • Culture of sustainability
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable university

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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