Theory of planned behavior to analyze students’ intentions in consuming tap water
Muhammad Saefi 1 , Ahmad Fauzi 2 * , Evi Kristiana 3 , Widi Cahya Adi 4 , Novita Nurul Islami 5, M. Alifudin Ikhsan 6 , Mavindra Ramadhani 7 , Dian Eka Aprilia Fitria Ningrum 8 , M. Eval Setiawan 9 , M. Muchson 10
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1 Biology Study Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Malang, INDONESIA2 Department of Biology Education, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, Malang, INDONESIA3 Biology Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Islam Jember, Jember, INDONESIA4 Biology Education Study Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Islam Negeri Walisongo Semarang, Semarang, INDONESIA5 Social Science Tadris Study Program, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, Universitas Islam Negeri Kiai Haji Achmad Siddiq Jember, INDONESIA6 Pancasila and Civic Education Study Program, Faculty of Social Science, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, INDONESIA7 Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department, Faculty of Industrial Technology and Systems Engineering, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya, INDONESIA8 Islamic Primary Teacher Education Program, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Malang, INDONESIA9 Biology Education Study Program, Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teacher Training, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Kerinci, Kerinci, INDONESIA10 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Negeri Malang, Malang, INDONESIA* Corresponding Author

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 cross-sectional 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. Apart from the importance of environmental education, increasing the availability of ready-to-drink tap water facilities and disseminating information regarding the benefits and safety of consuming this water are also important factors in reducing the use of bottled water.

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Article Type: Research Article

EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2023, Volume 19, Issue 3, Article No: em2236

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejmste/12976

Publication date: 01 Mar 2023

Online publication date: 21 Feb 2023

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