A study of environmental perception among rural and urban females
Shashi Nishad, Dr. HGR Tripathi
In a study 150 rural and 150 urban females were administered an environmental perception scale with a view to measure the environmental knowledge ability regarding 5 important aspects of environment i.e. knowledge of environment, impact of industry and technology responsibility for pollution, participation in environmental activities and impact of environment. Data were collected with the help of a 20 item self constructed questionnaire it was found that urban females showed more environmental concern than the rural female. Both the group of rural and urban females differed significantly with regard to their environmental concern in a form of environmental perception ability. Results are discussed in terms of existing environmental theories.