Environment Related Behaviour of the Students who are Visually Impaired
Dr. Pintu Kumar Maji

The protection of environment and prevention of pollution are the solemn responsibility of every citizen of the country. The environment related behaviour is the most important aspect of environmental education as the ultimate objective of it is to develop the students. The construct of environment related behaviour has been researched extensively across diverse social situations. But there is hardly any empirical study on environment related behaviour in the context of students with visual impairment. Cross-sectional empirical study was based on survey type research design. The sample (N=240), comprising students studying in grade IX to XII, was drawn from special and general educational institutes in West Bengal. Sampling decisions are made for the explicit purpose of obtaining the richest possible source of information to answer the research questions. It was found that the students with visual impairment studying in general educational institutions reported to perform more number of environment related behaviour than students studying in special type educational institution. Low vision students are in a more advantageous position than those who are fully blind. However, it is concluded from the findings that the girl students said that they engaged themselves more often in environment related behaviour.

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