Knowledge, perception, and awareness about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among students of a public university in Indonesia

Enie Novieastari, Hening Pujasari, La Ode Abdul Rahman, Amelia Ganefianty, Meksi Paldo Rerung

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Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal action to ensure peace and prosperity by 2030 by rising to meet various challenges. Achieving the SDGs requires every party to take part, including university students. This study aimed to identify knowledge, perceptions, and awareness about the SDGs among students at a public university in Indonesia. An online survey was conducted in 14 faculties and 2 schools at a public university in Indonesia. A total of 138 students from 3 clusters–health, science, and social sciences–participated. Descriptive analysis was used in exploring knowledge, perceptions, and awareness of the SDGs among students from different disciplines. Of the total respondents, 76.8% had good knowledge about the SDGs, and 73.9% had a positive perception towards the SDGs. However, 42.0% of the students were not aware of the SDGs. This study recommends appropriate individual- and population-level educational programs about the SDGs that should be conducted in university settings. Finally, curricular adjustment is essential.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Education
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • Awareness
  • knowledge
  • perception
  • SDGs
  • students
  • university

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