Water is one of the most valuable environmental factors that has become one of the greatest challenges of human society today. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between religious attitudes toward water saving in high school students in Yazd.
This cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in 2018. 600 subjects (300 girls and 300 boys) were selected by random sampling method. The data collection tool was a questionnaire on water saving tendency including 21 questions and Religious attitude questionnaire including 60 questions. The score range for the religious attitude and the tendency to save water was 60-300 and 21-105, respectively. Data were entered into SPSS18 software and analyzed using Chi-square, Pearson correlation coefficient and descriptive statistics.
The mean and standard deviation of the religious attitude score and the tendency to save water consumption were 180.11 ± 14.31 and 65.27 ± 10.21, respectively. The religious attitude of students with age and gender, and the tendency toward water saving with gender variables and number of family members was significant (p<0.05). Correlation between religious attitude and tendency to water saving was statistically significant (r=0.69, p=0.01)
Considering the positive correlation between religious attitude and tendency towards water saving, efforts to strengthen religious and moral inputs related to water consumption in students can lead to the development of an optimal water consumption attitude in this influential community of a society.