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AWARENESS OF THE STUDENTS OF

WESTERN PHILIPPINES UNIVERSITY
PUERTO PRINCESA CAMPUS,
EDUCATION STUDENTS
IN CLIMATE CHANGE

CHAPTER I

INTRODUCTION
Climate change is one of the serious
problem faced the whole world today . As a
future educators, the researchers conducted the
study about the awareness of the students in
Western Philippines University - Puerto Princesa
Campus, College of Education in Climate Change.

Statement of the problem
This study aims to determine and analyze the
awareness of the students of Western Philippines
University-Puerto Princesa Campus Education
students in climate change.
Specifically the study seeks to answer the following
questions:
1. What is the profile of the respondents in terms of?
• Age;
• Educational Attainment;
• Economic Status;
• Leadership position
• Length of Residency

2. What are the thoughts of the respondents about
climate change?
3. What are the feelings of the respondents about
climate change?
4. What are the ways of adaptation of the
respondents to climate change short and longer
term?
5. What are the experiences of the respondents
about climate change in terms of weather
condition?
5. What are the knowledge of the respondents
about the causes of climate change.

Objectives of the study
This study will be conducted with the following
objectives:
1.To determine the profile of the respondents in
terms of:
• Age;
• Educational Attainment;
• Economic Status;
• Leadership position
• Length of Residency

To determine the feelings of the respondents about climate change. 5. To determine the ways of adaptation of the respondents to climate change short and longer term.2. 6. 4. . To determine the thoughts of the respondents about climate change. 3. To determine the experiences of the respondents about climate change in terms of weather condition. To determine the knowledge of the respondents about the causes of climate change.

.Significance of the study This term paper was conducted to know the awareness of the students of Western Philippines University Puerto Princesa Campus. education students in climate change.

Scope and limitation of the study The study was focus only in the students of Western Philippines University Puerto Princesa Campus. College of Education about the awareness in climate change. .

. CHAPTER II REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE This chapter deals with a study of researchers similar to the present study. Some of these studies may be mentioned. It is interesting to note the awareness of the students of Western Philippines University - Puerto Princesa Campus Education students in climate change.

This right comprises several components. Margreet Wewerinke and Vicente Paolo Yu III Climate find out that climate change will not only have an impact on the right to life. water and clothing. it also impacts a range of other human rights. food. . the impacts on this right are already visible in developing countries and are projected to worsen in the future. Theoretical Framework In their study in November 2010 entitled “Addressing climate change through sustainable development and the promotion of human rights. Once again. including the human right to an adequate standard of living. including housing.”.

particularly in developing countries. But planning can be truly effective only if it is based on high quality statistics. Based on the result of the study conducted by by Romulo A. Domingo . not only because of resource constraints but also because of lack of subject matter expertise. Estrella V. environmental statistics and in particular. Virola. . Part of the reason is that national statistical agencies have not been sufficiently involved in the generation of these statistics. Amoranto and Edward P. statistics on the climate change and its impacts are generally lacking both in terms of quantity and quality. Unfortunately. Lopez-Dee2 entitled “Gearing a National Statistical System Towards the Measurement of the Impact of Climate Change: The Case of the Philippines” they found out that the alarming threat of the adverse effects of climate change in people’s lives warrants a comprehensive strategic planning on the part of policy and decision makers. Glenita V.

The Pilot Survey and the Baseline survey promote public awareness about Climate Change. but from your questions we now realise how serious it is” . One villager in Nabeina. N Tarawa commented “We had heard about climate change.

. Sampling Procedure. Instrumentation. and Data Collection Procedure. Research Design. CHAPTER III METHODOLOGY This chapter presents the Locale of the Study. and Respondents of the Study.

Sta. Locale of the study • Western Philippines University-Puerto Princesa Campus is located at Sta. It has approximately 4000 students in the university including Bachelor of Elementary and Secondary Education with approximately population of 600 students. Bgy. Monica Heights. Monica Puerto Princesa City. .

WPU-PPC Location .

. Puerto Princesa Campus. Respondents of the study There are 250 students from Bachelor of Elementary and Secondary Education from Western Philippines University.

(It comprises the total number of two hundred fifty (250) respondents) . Sampling procedure • This study is limited to the 250 students from Bachelor of Elementary and Secondary Education from Western Philippines University.

. The questionnaires were divided into 8 parts: (A) The respondents profile. Questionnaire Design The key tool of the study is the questionnaire being prepared by the researcher. (H) Causes of Climate Change. (F) Extreme and Unusual weather events. the researcher assists the respondent for them to better understand. In administering the questionnaire.(B) Thoughts about climate change. (E) Adaptation to climate change short and long term. (D) How people learn about climate change. (G) The Central and Local Government. (C) Feeling of the respondents about climate change.

. Data Collection Procedure The researcher will prepare and use structured questionnaires in gathering the data needed in the study.

2% are 22-25 years old. their highest completed level of education is college. and most of them lived on their place not more than 19 years. thirty-eight(15. etc.2% are ages 19-22 and 9. it was reflected in the table that out of two-hundred fifty respondents. all of the respondents are studying in college but they don’t have any leadership position. .2%) are between 20 – 40 years lived. gender. and the twenty-three remain are less than 1 year lived in this place.37.6%) are lived not more than 19 years. age. CHAPTER IV RESULT AND DISCUSSIONS A PROFILE OF THE RESPONDENTS Table 1 show that the profile of the respondents includes. majority(53.6%) of the respondents are ages 15 – 18 . one hundred eighty-nine(75.

4% 5. How old are you? o 15 – 18 134 53.4% o none 181 72.6% o 19 – 22 93 37. How many years have you lived on this place? o Less than 1yr 23 9. .2% o 22 – 25 23 9.2% o church 46 18. Questions f/(n=250) Percent (%) 1.2% Table 1.2% 2.2% o 1 – 19 years 189 75. Distribution of the respondents according to their profile. 23 9.6% o 20 – 40 years 38 15. What is your highest completed level of education? (ie passed) o primary 0 0% o secondary 0 0% o college 250 100% 3. What is your main employment? (ie things you get paid for?) o village work 0 0% o unemployed 0 0% o student 250 100% 4. Do you have any leadership position/s? o school org.

2% yes while 10. and they already affected by it. 89.THOUGHTS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE Since the respondents are all education students majority of them had already heard about climate change before we interview them. they think that the possible effect of climate change is the temperature become hot.8% no. most of them agreed that the climate change is happening today. . they believed that everyone can do something to adapt to climate change but majority of them also agreed that it is more important to live than to worrying about the effect of climate change even though the quality of life of their children in the future will be reduce.

41% 55 o increased erosion 72 8. had you heard about climate change? o yes 223 89.8% o don’t know o 0 0% 7. Thoughts about climate change of the respondents . Before this interview.73% o don’t know 0.43 % o more storms 54 8.73% o trees may die 94 9.05% o more disease 96 14.6.20% o more rain 62 10. What have you already heard about the possible future effects of climate change? o sea level rise 70 10.24% o less rain 119 14.2% o no 27 10.31% 43 o coral bleaching/dying 6.89% Table 2.01% o hotter temperatures 6 17.

8 -12. Agree 234 93.Every individual can do something to adapt to Climate change.6% 12. Agree 197 78. Percent 8.Climate CHANGE is happening. disagree or unsure.6% Disagree 14 3.Living for today is more important than worrying about the effect of CC.6% 9.4% .8% Disagree 43 17.8% Unsure 4 1.2% Unsure 10 4% 11. Agree 215 86% Disagree 29 11. Agree 212 84.8% Disagree 24 9. What are your thoughts about the following statements about CC? Please tell me whether you agree.6% Unsure 6 2.6% Unsure 2 0.6% Unsure 14 5.Climate change is affecting the people already.6% Disagree 27 10.CC will reduce the quality of life of my children in the future. Agree 219 87.8% 10.

96%. and disbelief (7. FEELING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE The feeling of respondents about climate change most of them choose afraid with the total percentage of 28.42%).86%).21%). powerless(23.55% followed by angry with the total percentage of 24. confused (15. .

42% o don’t know 0 0 o other ________________ 0 0 Table 3.13.86% o confused 89 15.55% o angry 146 24. How do you feel about climate change? o afraid 167 28. .g I can’t do anything 137 23.21% o powerless e. Feelings of the respondent about climate change.96% o disbelief 46 7.

72 % of they heard about Climate Change in the TV. and 23. also 19. After the event the participants/the respondents had an informal talk w/ their friends/other. And 94% of the respondents prepare to share the new information they learned about the adaptation to climate change with others to adapt together for nothing in return.49% of the respondents prefer to receive information about Climate Change & Adaptation Methods of it in TV. 75.29% the respondent learned that they must plants mangroves/trees/bushes along coast.52 % . HOW PEOPLE LEARN ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE The percentage of the respondents that use TV (Television) at their home/school is 32. workshop/school lesson about Climate Change but 68% of them attended in those activities. Some of the respondents didn’t attend in consultation. . Also 85. workshop or school lesson answer that the event was organized by the schools.88% of the respondent that attended consultation.

How people learn about climate change .43% o church 26 2.61% o DVD’s 26 2.14.24% o newspaper 211 19.48% o poster 56 5.21% o newspaper 95 o internet 14.50% 179 o none 0 27.44% o TV 213 32.72% o people 91 8.43% o radio FM o internet 68 6.30% 0 15.5% o none 214 20% o other__________ 0 0 0 0 Table 4. Do you make use of any of the following media at home/school? o radio 147 22.23% o TV 24 2.36% o NGO’s 187 17.52% o DVD 21 3. Through which media have you heard about on CC? o radio AM 167 15.

95 % of the respondents have already planted mangroves/trees to adapt climate Change.2% of the respondents are not prepare to move with their family.41% of them have already planned to plants mangroves/trees in the future i. .e next 5 years to adapt Climate Change. in long term 85. ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE SHORT AND LONG TERM There are 35. but if necessary. also 12.

88% o don’t know 0 o other_________ 0 .19% 0 0 17.82% o NGO’s 49 5.83% o TV 27 2.12% o school 146 85.38% o poster 44 4.16% o internet 53 5. Have you recently attended a consultation. By which of the following methods would you like to receive info a bout climate change and adaptation methods? o radio AM 154 16.96% o newspaper 214 23. workshop or school lessons on CC?(if No proceed to Q.32% o church o radio FM 47 5.49% o people o other__________ 118 12.95% 193 21.9% o DVD’s 12 1. If Yes who organized the event? o church 24 14.16.22) o Yes 170 68% o No 80 32% 18.

94% .76% o Other_________ 13 7.29% o importance of maintaining sea walls 26 15.59% o not sure 5 2.59% o other________________ 0 21. What did you do as a result of the workshop to adapt to CC? o held/attended training courses to teach new skills to villagers 15 8.12% o for money 0 0 o in exchange for goods/services 4 2.82% o had informal talks with friends/others 103 60.82% o built new buildings away from shoreline (first berm) 3 1.65% 0 20. would you be prepared to share with others outside your family? o for nothing ie to enable everyone to adapt together 160 94.19. What did YOU learn about ways to adapt to CC? (Repeat “adaptation” definition) o must plant mangroves/trees/bushes along coast 128 75.35% o no 1 0.29% o importance of sea wall having slopping side/wide side o everyone needs to cooperate in adapting to CC 3 1. If you learn new information/skills about adaptation to CC.76% o gave talks in schools about CC adaptation strategies 49 28.

2% o not sure 2 0.59% o build sea walls of concrete/sand bags 94 4.70% 0 0 24. If necessary.73% o built sea walls of cement/sand bags/rocks 87 12.43% o other_______ 14 0. Adaptation to climate change short and long term .04% o stop mining aggregate 68 3.37% o nothing 169 8. What have you done ALREADY to adapt to climate change? o planted mangroves/trees 243 35.39% o build new buildings inland from the berm 216 10.8% o another country 3 1. in the long term.77% o stop damaging the reefs when fishing (using crowbar for octopus/eels) 208 10.83% o look after trees/bushes eg watering during drought 212 10.85% o other _________ 0 0 23.87% o stopped mining aggregate 32 4.73% o stopped damaging the reefs when fishing (using crowbar for octopus/eels 87 12.02% o stop cutting mangroves 197 9.2% o no 213 85.22.77% o install rain water tank 197 9.69% o maintain existing sea walls 81 4.e next 5 years to adapt to climate change? o plant mangroves/trees o plant trees and bushes along shoreline 241 12. would you be prepared to move with your family to? o a place further away from the beach 32 12. Have you already planned to do any of these things in the FUTURE i.57% o build sea walls of coral/driftwood 92 4.87% o nothing 26 3.83% o conserve/ration water 216 10.8% Table 5.95% o stopped cutting mangroves 201 29.

about if there is a lack of water/drought the majority of the respondents liked to repaired leaking taps and pipes. . and lastly.8% of them have experienced it. most of them get a warning through watching TV. after that event they experienced most of them planted mangroves along coast so that if ever next time the effects are lessen. they went to a safe location after the event.EXTREME OR UNUSUAL WEATHER EVENTS Most of the respondents have no recently experienced in any extremely or unusual weather events but the 38. most of the respondents have a disaster management plan to their place.

8% 131 52.84% o covered wells 78 43.40% o went to a safe location 91 57.06 1 1.61% o buy imported bottled water 41 15.92% o friends 21 11. wave washing over walls and causeways? o yes 97 38.16% 35 18.58% o dig new wells 9 3.91% o no 2 2.03% o don’t know Table 6.8% o don’t know/can’t remember (go to Q 31) 26.25. What do YOU do if there is a lack of water/DROUGHT? o go to the next nearest potable well 87 32.03% o abandoned house and moved to a safer location 13 7.82% o planted mangroves along coast 0 0 o nothing 0 0 o other ____________________________________________ 0 0 o N/A 29. Extreme or unusual weather events experienced by the respondents .36% o never experienced a drought 30. Is there a “disaster management plan” in your place/village/island? o yes 94 96.35% o observed changes in the sky/sea 0 0 o none 0 0 o other ____________________ 0 0 o N/A 27 . freak storms.08% o repaired leaking taps and pipes 39 14. Have you recently experienced any extreme/unusual weather events for example.57% o TV 78 42. What did YOU do DURING the event? o stayed put (ie where you are) 67 42. What did YOU do as a result of the event? (in the long term) o built a sea wall 41 23.4% o no (Go to Q 31) 22 8.30% 46 25.6% 0 0 o other_____________________ 0 0 o N/A 28. How did you get a warning (through which media)? o radio 51 27.37% 91 34.

87% o nothing 26 3.57% o build sea walls of coral/driftwood 92 4.83% o conserve/ration water 216 10. If necessary.73% o stopped damaging the reefs when fishing (using crowbar for octopus/eels 87 12.95% o stopped cutting mangroves 201 29.77% o stop damaging the reefs when fishing (using crowbar for octopus/eels) 208 10.73% o built sea walls of cement/sand bags/rocks 87 12.02% o stop cutting mangroves 197 9.87% o stopped mining aggregate 32 4.37% o nothing 169 8. What have you done ALREADY to adapt to climate change? o planted mangroves/trees 243 35. in the long term.59% o build sea walls of concrete/sand bags 94 4.43% o other_______ 14 0.83% o look after trees/bushes eg watering during drought 212 10.22.04% o stop mining aggregate 68 3.8% Table 5.2% o not sure 2 0. would you be prepared to move with your family to? o a place further away from the beach 32 12. Have you already planned to do any of these things in the FUTURE i.8% o another country 3 1.69% o maintain existing sea walls 81 4.e next 5 years to adapt to climate change? o plant mangroves/trees o plant trees and bushes along shoreline 241 12.39% o build new buildings inland from the berm 216 10.2% o no 213 85.77% o install rain water tank 197 9. Adaptation to climate change short and long term .85% o other _________ 0 0 23.70% 0 0 24.

.THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT & LOCAL GOVERNMENT The respondents are agree that the government are doing things to helped them to adapt the climate change to their locally and also they are already consulted to enable them to identify their areas of concern about climate change.

6% Don’t 10 4% know 32 . Disagree 59 23. Total 31. The central/local government Agree 181 72.4% Don’t 25 10% know Table 7. The central government & local government . Disagree 46 18.4% ARE doing things to help us to ADAPT the CC locally.6% CONSULTED us to enable us to identify our areas of concern about CC. The central/local government has ALREADY Agree 179 71.

CAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE The respondents think that the most common causes of climate change is the burning plastics or degradable materials. .

gas. petrol o burning plastic or degradable materials 237 34.15% 241 34.33.12% off 0 0 o don’t know Table 8.73% o deforestation ie cutting down large forests and burning 216 31. Cause of climate change . oil. What do you think are the causes of climate change? o burning fossil fuels eg coal.

College of Education. majority (53. and most of them are already resident of that place. CHAPTER V SUMMARY. analysis and interpretation of the data. Education students in climate change. A survey questionnaire was employed in gathering data used and the statistical tools such as frequency counts. This study involved the random selected students of college of education as respondents. percentages and for the computation. As results. all of the respondents are studying in college but they don’t have any leadership position. . The study was conducted at Western Philippines University – Puerto Princesa Campus. CONCLUSION AND Summary RECOMMENDATION This study aimed to determine the awareness of the students of Western Philippines University-Puerto Princesa Campus.6%) of the respondents are ages 15 to 18. their highest completed level of education is college.

and they already affected by it.2%) of them had already heard about climate change before we interview them. most of them agreed that the climate change is happening today. The results revealed that majority (89. they think that the possible effect of climate change is the temperature become hot. they believed that everyone can do something to adapt to climate change but majority of them also agreed that it is more important to live than to worrying about the effect of climate change even though the quality of life of their children in the future will be reduce. .

55% followed by angry. the study revealed that majority of the respondents use TV (Television) at their home/school to hear/having information about Climate Change. .e next 5 years to adapt Climate Change. Meanwhile.2% of the respondents are not prepare to move with their family. confused & disbelief. it was revealed that the feeling of respondents about climate change is that most of them choose afraid with the total percentage of 28. but if necessary. powerless. Moreover. also 12. There are 35. in long term 85.95 % of the respondents have already planted mangroves/trees to adapt climate Change.41% of them have already planned to plants mangroves/trees in the future i.

Furthermore. . and the respondents are agree that the government are doing things to helped them to adapt the climate change to their locally and also they are already consulted to enable them to identify their areas of concern about climate change. most of the respondents have no recently experienced in any extremely or unusual weather events they get a warning through watching TV.

Conclusion Anchored on the findings. . Puerto Princesa City. The length of their residency are the same with their age. the following conclusions were deduced. Most of them are not active in the different extracurricular like leadership. The respondents are young educators that study their tertiary level at COLLEGE OF EDUCATION in Western Philippines University Puerto Princesa Campus. 1.

2. they are affected and they believed that everyone can do anything to adapt the climate change but they practically believed that living today is more important than worrying about the effect of climate change even though they knew that the life of their children in the future can be reduce because of climate change. . Most of the respondents have heard about the climate change and they are aware that the climate change is already happened.

4. The respondents wanted to plant mangroves/trees to adapt climate change and also for the preparation for the next five (5) years but if necessary. The respondents felt afraid about the effects of climate change at the same time they are angry.3. in the long term they don’t have any plan to move in other places. .

5.8% of them have experienced it. and lastly. . they went to a safe location after the event. most of the respondents have a disaster management plan to their place. after that event they experienced most of them planted mangroves along coast so that if ever next time the effects are lessen. about if there is a lack of water/drought the majority of the respondents liked to repaired leaking taps and pipes. most of them get a warning through watching TV. Most of the respondents have no recently experienced in any extremely or unusual weather events but the 38.

6. The respondents think that the most common causes of climate change is the burning plastics or degradable materials. .

the researchers now recommend the following: 1. Conducting seminars about climate change so that all the students of college of education in Western Philippines University Puerto Princesa Campus will be aware about climate change. 2. Having drills/workshop about what does the students going to do if they experience different kinds of disasters cause by climate change. .Recommendation Based on the findings and the conclusions.

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