Theory of planned behavior to analyze students’ intentions in consuming tap water

Muhammad Saefi, Ahmad Fauzi*, Evi Kristiana, Widi Cahya Adi, Novita Nurul Islami, M. Alifudin Ikhsan, Mavindra Ramadhani, Dian Eka Aprilia Fitria Ningrum, M. Eval Setiawan, M. Muchson

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Increased consumption of bottled water has a negative impact on the environment due to plastic waste. This study intends to assess the perceptions of Indonesian students toward tap water. This crosssectional survey was conducted online using an online questionnaire. From 1,034 undergraduate students, our findings revealed that Indonesian students had a relatively low rate of bottled water consumption. Employing the framework of the theory of planned behavior, all factors were recognized as significant factors driving tap water consumption. Students who reported drinking two or fewer bottles of water per week perceive that tap water is safe and clean for consumption is practical, and has almost the same color, taste, and smell as bottled water. Students concede that consuming tap water is a habit and consider this action necessary to preserve the environment. As observed from demographic characteristics, students’ fields of study affect the choice of drinking water. This study has contributed to uncovering the identified factors that determine the habits of students consuming tap water.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberem2236
JournalEurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • environmental education
  • students’ perception
  • theory of planned behavior

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