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Gould, Rachelle K.; Ardoin, Nicole M.; Thomsen, Jennifer M.; Wyman Roth, Noelle – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Decades of research emphasize that information alone rarely influences environmental behavior. We addressed the question of, "what, then, does influence environmental behavior?" by asking more specifically: what factors mediate the relationship between learning about environmentally related issues and engaging in environmentally related…
Descriptors: Correlation, Environmental Education, Leisure Time, Case Studies
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Bessant, Sophie E. F.; Robinson, Zoe P. – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This paper explores one key aspect of marketisation in English universities, the quality-related research funding (QR) system, which central government in the United Kingdom uses to allocate funds to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), based on a system of reviewing and rating the 'quality' of research at different HEIs. Specifically, it focuses…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Commercialization
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Ignell, Caroline; Davies, Peter; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2019
This article explores changes of environmental values and beliefs among secondary school business and economics students regarding government and market solutions to climate change. The quantitative study is longitudinal and a survey was administrated to students at two occasions including 212 participants in the first measurement. Results show a…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Economics Education
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Freed, Allison – Environmental Education Research, 2018
Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals' environmental behavior. We examine individuals' decision-making as a mediating process between identity and behavior. University undergraduates (N = 299) were surveyed, with a select sub-sample interviewed. As…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Self Concept, Environmental Education, Undergraduate Students
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Sechi, Guido; Borri, Dino; De Lucia, Caterina; Celmins, Viesturs – Environmental Education Research, 2018
How do people learn about the environment and behave accordingly? What is the cognitive process at the base of this learning mechanism? The present paper is a pilot work investigating the dynamics of individual environmental knowledge on the basis of social capital theory. Using Tsai and Ghoshal's findings, a well known framework widely accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Social Capital, Structural Equation Models
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Mintz, Keren; Tal, Tali – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This research investigates the ways in which undergraduate courses dealing with the environment address sustainable development (SD), and contribute to the development of sustainability learning outcomes (SLO). The participants in the study were 13 instructors, and 360 students who were enrolled in 13 courses that addressed the environment in a…
Descriptors: Course Content, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
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Liu, Shu-Chiu; Lin, Huann-shyang – Environmental Education Research, 2018
The purpose of the study was to explore undergraduate students' views about environmental futures that are preferred or desirable for them, and to further examine relationships between specific future-related views and general environmental attitudes. 96 students from one reputable public university in Taiwan participated in a survey that included…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Freehand Drawing, State Universities
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Duarte, Rosa; Escario, José-Julián; Sanagustín, María-Victoria – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The attitudes of young people arise from an intense interaction with their social groups of reference, and in this work we examine the extent to which this background conditions the individual environmental attitudes of the young. Using data provided by the PISA 2006 survey for the European Union, we test for the influence of the family, the…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Social Environment, Achievement Tests
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Prati, Gabriele; Albanesi, Cinzia; Pietrantoni, Luca – Environmental Education Research, 2017
By using a panel design in a sample of 298 undergraduate/master students at an Italian public university, the present study aimed to test longitudinally the interplay among environmental attitudes, pro-environmental behavior, social identity, and pro-environmental institutional climate. The relationships were tested with cross-lagged analysis…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment)
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Vezeau, Susan Lynn; Powell, Robert B.; Stern, Marc J.; Moore, D. DeWayne; Wright, Brett A. – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This investigation examines the development of two scales that measure elaboration and behaviors associated with stewardship in children. The scales were developed using confirmatory factor analysis to investigate their construct validity, reliability, and psychometric properties. Results suggest that a second-order factor model structure provides…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Environmental Education, Behavior Change, Pilot Projects
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Granit-Dgani, Dafna; Kaplan, Avi; Flum, Hanoch – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article reports on the development of a theory-informed assessment instrument for use in evaluating environmental education programs. The instrument involves coding learners' brief reflective writing on five established educational and social psychological constructs that correspond to five important goals of environmental education:…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Formative Evaluation, Coding, Writing (Composition)
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Biasutti, Michele; Frate, Sara – Environmental Education Research, 2017
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes toward Sustainable Development scale, a quantitative 20-item scale that measures Italian university students' attitudes toward sustainable development. A total of 484 undergraduate students completed the questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the scale was statistically…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainable Development, Validity, Reliability
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Ernst, Julie; Blood, Nathaniel; Beery, Thomas – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The Student Climate and Conservation Congress (SC3) is a joint educational effort between the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Green Schools Alliance that aims to develop the next generation of conservation leaders through fostering action competence in youth. Data from SC3 participants was used to investigate four predictors of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Locus of Control, Attitude Measures, Predictor Variables
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Smith, Kevin – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The purpose of this study is to explore curricular and young people's orientations to, and representations of, the areas in which they live contrasted against curricular representations of place in Wales. This is accomplished through a mixed methods approach incorporating statistical and content analysis. Responses were coded with a positive,…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Place Based Education, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Garavito-Bermúdez, Diana; Lundholm, Cecilia – Environmental Education Research, 2017
The ecological knowledge of those who interact with ecosystems in everyday-life is situated in social and cultural contexts, as well as accumulated, transferred and adjusted through work practices. For them, ecosystems represent not only places for living but also places for working and defining themselves. This paper explores psychological…
Descriptors: Ecology, Animal Husbandry, Social Environment, Cultural Context
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