Perceptions of older international tertiary students towards the sustainable future environment in New Zealand
Theron, Bernhardett; Du Plessis, Andries; Toh, William; Sabarwal, Anu
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Citation:Theron, B., Du Plessis, AJ., Toh, W., & Sabarwal, A. (2015, December). Perceptions of older international tertiary students towards the sustainable future environment in New Zealand. ANZAM (Ed.), Paper presented at 29th ANZAM Conference proceedings, 1-4 December, Queenstown, New Zealand (pp.78-98).
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Sustainability refers to utilising the earth’s natural resources wisely to meet the necessities of lives but also to save the resources for future generations to survive. This research investigated perceptions of international students towards conservation and sustainable living at an international tertiary institution, UUNZ, in Auckland New Zealand. A quantitative method was applied; 92 questionnaires were distributed. The research aims to establish what international students’ attitudes and perception towards sustainability and the environment are; a correlation between age, nationality, religion and their perceptions towards sustainable living. The results revealed a negative correlation between students’ concern and perception towards sustainability and an increase in age (age 40 and older); a decrease in sustainable living. Recommendations form the last section.