Journal directory listing - Volume 50 Number 2 (2005/October) - Education【50(2)】

A Study of “Sound Environment” Education: Elementary School Students’ Awareness, Attitude, and Behavior
Author: Chia-Ju Chang(Taoyuan Junior High School),Chen-Yin Tung(Department of Health Education,NTNU)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 50, No. 2
Date:October 2005


The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of the new “sound environment” education program devised for Taiwan’s elementary school students, and to analyze the procedure for evaluating the experimental group of students now in the new program. The study had a quasi-experimental design; the subjects were 2 6th-grade classes, one from a suburban school and one from a city school in Taoyuan. These students were non-randomly assigned to the treatment group [n = 108] and the control group [n = 111]; the treatment group received the intervention curriculum of 3 units for 3 weeks and the control group did not receive any treatment. Both groups took the pre-test and post-test and responded to the “school sound environment awareness, attitude and behavior ” questionnaire.
The data were analyzed using Percentile Description, Chi-square, and two way ANCOVA. The results of the study are as follows:
1. Before the intervention, students showed little awareness, negative attitude and poor behavior about the sound environment in the school.
2. The “sound environment” education program could significantly increase the “Total Awareness,” “Organized Awareness,” “Total Attitude,” “Perception Attitude,” “Concern Attitude,” “Total Behavior Intention,” “Exploratory Behavior Intention,” “Resolving Behavior Intention” “Protection Behavior Intention” of elementary school students. In the categories of “Total Behavior Intention” and “Exploratory Behavior Intention” the treatment group from the suburban school was better than the control group.
3. Most students enjoyed and felt helpful about the “sound environment” curriculum and teaching method.
The results of this research could provide a helpful frame of reference for the establishment of a more sound environment program for elementary school students, as well as for future studies in this field. In the future, we suggest that research on developing “ sound environments” be tied to research on intervention, in order to enhance the effect of “ sound environment” education in the schools.


sound environment, elementary school students, environmental education

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APA FormatChang, C.-J., & Tung, C.-Y. (2005). A Study of “Sound Environment” Education: Elementary School Students’ Awareness, Attitude, and Behavior. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 50(2), 159-180. doi:10.3966/2073753X2005105002009