|dc.description.abstract||The visibility of environmental problems and the increasing awareness of
associated consequences have made environmental issues salient in Zambia.
The purpose of this study was to investigate correlations between the social
and psychological influences affecting college students in Zambia, and the
behaviours perceived by them to be appropriately environmentally friendly.
The underlying social and psychological factors that would determine indi
visuals' attitudinal responses toward appropriate environmental behaviour
were assessed. The study attempted to measure behavioural tendencies
towards environmental conservation. Behaviour involving energy and water
conservation (EW) was consistently rated as the most important, and ap
propriate category of environmental behaviour, whereas social and political
action (SP) was viewed as the least favourable behaviour according to the
respondents in Zambia. The respondents who were older in the graduate
level of the study and had frequently contact with environmental education
activities and courses were more likely to hold positive behavioural tenden
cies toward environmental conservation in general.
Environment, degradation, awareness, self-efficacy, behaviour, barrier||en