Youth and their Knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Authors

  • Tuan Nooriani Tuan Ismail Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Mohd Idham Mohd Yusof Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Farah Adilla Ab Rahman Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam Campus, Malaysia
  • Dwi Harsono Faculty of Social Sciences, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3240

Keywords:

SDGs ; Youth ; Higher Education ; Malaysia

Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the United Nations (UN) have highlighted the youth as the stakeholders. Their knowledge of the triple bottom line of sustainability (economic, social, and environmental) is a prerequisite for SDG accomplishment. This paper investigates the level of SDGs knowledge among university youth. It was discovered that youth at the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia have a moderate understanding of SDGs and need to be attentive to environment-related SDGs. They were exposed to SDGs by educational institutions and various media platforms. The findings are relevant to SDG-related policy-making and enrich the existing literature.

Keywords: SDGs ; Youth ; Higher Education ; Malaysia

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3240

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Tuan Ismail, T. N., Mohd Yusof, M. I., Ab Rahman, F. A. ., & Dwi Harsono. (2022). Youth and their Knowledge on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 329-335. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3240