Relationship between Demographic Factors and Community Participation in Environmental Education Activities in Tanzania

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Author(s) Dr.Joseph Manase
Pages 191-197
Volume 5
Issue 5
Date May, 2016
Keywords Relationship, Demographic Factors, Community Participation, Environment Education
Abstract

Environmental problems such as climate change, urban wastes, and water and air pollutions have become increasingly a great global challenge. Due to this fact, literature suggests environmental education as one of the mitigating factors. This study sought to investigate the relationship between demographic factors and community participation in environmental education programmes in Morogoro region, Tanzania. It employed the partnership model by Reddy (2002) in guiding this study. Cross-sectional research design and quantitative research approach were employed. It used systematic sampling technique to select 121 respondents. Questionnaire was used to gather relevant data. Multiple logistic regression models were used in data analysis. Findings show that, there is a significant relationship between age, location, and income and education level. However, sex and marital status were found to have week relationship with community participation in environmental education programmes. It was therefore recommended that, agencies involved in environmental education programmes should consider demographic factors as one of the environmental education intervention strategy.

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