Secondary school students’ green chemistry experiment, knowledge, attitude and practice: instrument development and an exploratory study in malaysia

  • Fatin Nurfakhrana Mohd Akashah Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Sultan Idris Education University Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Nur Syahirah Muhamad Nadzri Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Sultan Idris Education University Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
  • Hafsah Taha Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics Sultan Idris Education University Tanjong Malim, Perak, Malaysia
Keywords: green chemistry, sustainable education, sustainable development, experiment, knowledge, attitude, practice

Abstract

Green chemistry is an educational approach that is guided by Sustainable Development Education which aims to provide students with the knowledge of scientific solutions on how to solve environmental pollution. This study aimed to develop an instrument to gauge students’ level of green chemistry experiment, knowledge, attitude and practice and to test the usability of the questionnaire developed to explore students’ green chemistry experiment, knowledge, attitude and practice. This quantitative research employed a newly self-constructed Green Chemistry Awareness Questionnaire. The instrument validity and reliability is estimated by two experts and the reliability of the instrument was estimated during the pilot test, yielding Cronbach’s alpha value of 0.926. Questionnaires were distributed to 100 chemistry students from five secondary schools in Muallim district. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis to address all research questions. The independent t-test showed no statistical significant difference for all constructs by gender and school location.

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Published
2019-05-14
How to Cite
Mohd Akashah, F. N., Muhamad Nadzri, N. S., & Taha, H. (2019). Secondary school students’ green chemistry experiment, knowledge, attitude and practice: instrument development and an exploratory study in malaysia. Jurnal Pendidikan Sains Dan Matematik Malaysia, 9(1), 13-17. Retrieved from https://ejournal.upsi.edu.my/index.php/JPSMM/article/view/495