Abstract

Home Economics education strengthens families as the primary source of support and nurturing for individuals in a rapidly changing society, leading to sustainable lifestyles for individuals and families. Educational programmes designed for moulding public psychology towards this end are of considerable relevance within developing countries including Pakistan. This study was conducted to find out whether students of Home Economics colleges were sensitized to the concept of Sustainable Development (SD) through their own curriculum. A survey questionnaire on reported behaviours towards SD was administered to students across six Home Economics colleges in Punjab. The collected data were analysed statistically, using SPSS software (version 15). The findings confirmed that Home Economics college students showed favourable behaviours towards SD. There was no significant difference between the Mean values of SD behaviour among students of different colleges. Therefore, the study suggests that Home Economics curriculum can be a useful tool for moulding public behaviours and promoting sustainable development lifestyles in Pakistan.