A STUDY ON THE ENVIRONMENTAL ATTITUDE AND ITS RELATED
FACTORS OF KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN IN CHANGHUA COUNTY
This research was conducted to investigate the kindergarten children’s
environmental attitude in Changhua County and to explore to what extent it was
affected by the factors related to children’s families as well as their kindergartens.
Four survey questionnaires with satisfactory reliability and validity were separately
used to collect data from three different samples. The children sample were 297
subjects randomly selected out of ten kindergartens in Changhua County. From the
parents of those children, 201 fathers and 220 mothers were chosen as the second
sample. The third sample was twenty-three teachers of those children. Statistical
methods adopted in this study were product-moment correlation, t-test and one-way
Based on results from statistical analysis, the main findings of this study can be
summarized as follows:
(A) Totally speaking, children’s environmental attitude is positive and significantly
increasingly correlated with their age in month. Despite significant difference in
environmental attitude has been detected among children from different
kindergartens, no differences are found among children of different genders or
(B) Children’s parents have positive environmental attitude, however, neither fathers’
nor mothers’ environmental attitude is significantly correlated with children’s
(C) Although home environmental practices are found to be acceptably positive, there
is no significant relationship between children’s environmental attitude and their
home environmental practices.
(D) Children’s teachers hold strongly positive environmental attitude, but it has no
significant relationship with children’s environmental attitude.
(E) The target kindergartens have considerably good school environmental practices
in saving and recycling resources, but such practice status is not necessarily
correlated with children’s environmental attitude.
Keywords: environmental attitude, kindergarten children, environmental practices