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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

The current study aimed to investigate the role of Palestinian universities in environmental awareness and culture from the perspective of faculty members. Depending on the quantitative approach, the researchers used in this study a questionnaire consisting of (43) items previously validated and reliable, divided into three areas: the administrative system (15) items, the educational system, and general culture (21) items, and the school curriculum (7) items. The study population consisted of all university faculty members, the number was (1418) faculty members from An-Najah University, Polytechnic University, and Al Istiqlal University. (180) faculty members were selected using a simple random method during the second semester of the academic year 2021/2020. Study data were analyzed using SPSS. Findings of the study revealed that the role of Palestinian universities in promoting environmental culture among faculty members was high, with a mean of 3.55. The arithmetic means for the educational system domain were (3.77), the curriculum domain (3.62), and the administrative system domain was (3.27). The results also displayed that the perspectives of the faculty members varies according to the university variable (in favor of An-Najah University) and the college variable (in favor of the scientific faculties), and the educational degree variable (in favor of a master’s degree), and the experience years variable (in favor of 10 years or more). The study suggested that Palestinian universities need to take a greater role in environmental awareness and culture, and similar studies must be conducted.

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