Participation of Population for Environmental Management in Burapha University to Become Green University

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Danai Bawornkiattikul
Paradee Asa
Manussanun Pibalwong
Rotruedee Chotigawin

Abstract

This research is a cross-sectional descriptive research, the objective is to study the situation of the readiness of Burapha University (BUU) in environmental management to develop a green university and to study the factors that relate to participation in environmental management of students and staff of BUU to the development of a green university. Data collected with 936 personnel by random sampling and distributing questionnaires via hardcopy and online analyzed the data using descriptive statistics. To analyze of relationships and predictive power by analyzing stepwise multiple regression analysis.


The results of the research on the readiness of BUU for environmental management to develop a green university found that most of the sample groups of each sector still have a policy focused on environmental management leading to be green university that was not yet comprehensive and clear and there were only some issues that have policies that are consistent with the criteria of green university. As for the study of factors affecting participation in environmental management of BUU personnel towards the development of a green university, it was found that most of the staff were never aware of information and have knowledge of green universities. Awareness of environmental management and green university criteria and participation in environmental management were in good average rating. For received information and knowledge of green university and awareness of environmental management and green university criteria were common factors predicting the involvement in environmental management of BUU staff towards the development of a green university. It has been statistically significant at the level of 0.05 at 18.4 %, as equation follows:


            ZPAR = 0.23ZIN + 0.225ZAT -0.151 ZK

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