A SURVEY ON COLLEGE STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION AND COPING BEHAVIORS FOR SMOG – A CASE STUDY OF GUANGZHOU
In recent years, there have been many yellow warnings of haze occurring in Guangzhou, which have seriously endangered the daily life and physical and mental health of residents. College students are an important part of the social elite and will be the main force for China to conquer the war of the “blue sky” in the future. Mastering and understanding college students’ perception and coping styles will help to adopt corresponding strengthening measures. This study aims to use the questionnaire method to realize the college students’ perception and their coping behavior for smog in Guangzhou, in order to provide related knowledge for college students, schools and the government for knowing how to participate with coping smog. The results show that: Firstly, college students have enough perception for the components, causes and hazards of smog, and most college students can also adopt protective measures to reduce the hazards in smog weather. Secondly, college students participate in smog responses by changing their travel patterns. In addition, this study suggested that schools can organize various campus activities to assist students in enhancing their perception of smog and improving their personal protective measures. As for the suggestion to the government, that it can control smog pollution by formulating relevant national laws.
KEYWORDS: haze perception; Coping behavior; Air Quality Index（AQI）; Environmental awareness; Questionnaire survey