Gender Differences in the Attitude of Caring for Nature for Sustainable Development


The rapid development of science and technology has caused changes in all aspects of human life, including the attitude of concern for nature and human lifestyles. The purpose of this study is to describe gender differences in the attitude of caring for nature to support sustainable development. This research was conducted using a descriptive method involving 54 prospective physics teacher students at a university in Tasikmalaya, consisting of 26 males and 28 females aged 19-23 years. Data were collected by using a questionnaire on caring attitudes towards nature and a sustainable lifestyle. The collected data are processed by determining the average percentage of their answers. The results showed that the attitude of caring for nature and the sustainable lifestyle of female students was higher than that of male students. Females have an average percentage of 86.1% (high category) and males have a percentage of 82.9% (high category). Several recommendations were delivered to prospective physics teacher students, especially for the males, to effectively increase their awareness of nature and collaborate with females to promote sustainable development.

Keywords: Gender Differences, Attitude of Caring, Sustainable Development

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