Perception as a Framework for Human Interaction with the Environment: A Case Study of Biase Local Government, Nigeria

Etim Nkanu Efut; Vincent Oyamo and Egbonyi Darlington Egbe


This study considered perception as the basis for human interaction with the environment. The purpose of this study was to examine the remote factors that influence human perception of the environment. A sample of 200 respondents was selected from the residents of Adim, Akpet Cental, Biakpan and Betem through stratified random sampling technique. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection and the data were analysed with the aid of frequencies and percentages. The results indicate that the way individuals perceive the environment forms the basis for human interaction with the environment. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended amongst others that cultural practices should be modified by Biase people to accommodate pro-environmental behaviours that give preference to the environment.

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