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Title: Awareness on climate change: perceived physical and psychological impact among the young generation. Least developing country's perspective

Authors: Muhammad Sabbir Rahman; Md. Afnan Hossain; Mahmud Habib Zaman; Mahafuz Mannan

Addresses: Department of Marketing and International Business, North South University, 15 Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh ' Department of Marketing and International Business, North South University, 15 Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh ' Department of Marketing and International Business, North South University, 15 Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh ' Department of Marketing and International Business, North South University, 15 Bashundhara, Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

Abstract: Climate change is a crucial issue of global concern. The causes, consequences, and mitigation policies of climate change in developed countries are well researched. However, research regarding climate change awareness and its impact on human health in developing countries is scarce. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate the awareness of climate change in aspects of perceived physical and psychological impact among the young generation of Bangladesh. A survey of 263 university students (both public and private) from undergraduate and postgraduate level were involved directly in this research and applied multiple regression analysis. The results indicated young generations are aware of perceived physical impact due to climate change. However, majority portion of the young citizens (in Bangladesh) are unaware of the impact of perceived psychological issues affecting overall individual behaviour (due to the effect of climate change). The findings of this research may leverage the policy makers of developing countries (including NGO's) to develop campaigns targeted towards young citizens to build awareness of the effects due to climate change.

Keywords: perceived awareness; climate change; physical impact; psychological impact; young generation; Bangladesh.

DOI: 10.1504/IER.2018.089783

Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, 2018 Vol.19 No.1, pp.91 - 101

Received: 11 Sep 2017
Accepted: 31 Oct 2017

Published online: 02 Feb 2018 *

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