Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education

Influence of Demographic Variables on Environmental Consciousness of The Low Income Communities

Authors
M. Syaom Barliana, Tetsu Kubota, Usep Surahman
Corresponding Author
M. Syaom Barliana
Available Online November 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.39How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sustainable architecture, energy saving, demographic variables, environmental consciousness, environmental knowledge, environmental awareness
Abstract
The global society is currently faced to problems an constraints in energy saving measures, one of them is a lack of environmental awareness. Therefore, prior it enters the technical problems of energy saving as part of sustainable architecture, the required first of all the banging and raise public awareness to be more sensitive to the environment. After awareness was raised, then they will be able to apply the cultural attitudes and behaviors that support sustainable architecture. Hence, as a first step, this study wanted to study how far the awareness level of urban communities in Indonesia, and what the external variables (demographic) which influence dominantly. These demographic variables include: gender, education, income, marriage, employment, health, religiosity, leisure, competence, culture/ethnic, and social life. This pilot research is using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods. Quantitative methods are used as the primary method of research, while only qualitative methods to support. The research will conduct at lower class residential area in Bandung. The results of the pilot survey showed that education, religious, social meeting, and public spaces variables highly positive correlated, and significant to the environmental consciousness. However, further research could explore the external side ofeducation or religious aspect, ie for example regarding the influence of training in non formal education, community empowerment, religious leaders, community leaders, and other communication media, which can provide environmental knowledge and environmental concern
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Proceedings
2015 International Conference on Innovation in Engineering and Vocational Education
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
November 2015
ISBN
978-94-6252-171-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icieve-15.2016.39How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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