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Marcinkowski, Tom; Reid, Alan – Environmental Education Research, 2019
Since the early days of the field, attitude-behavior (A-B) relationships have received sustained attention in the evaluation and researching of environmental education (EE). This level of interest extends beyond the field's scope though, in part due to a certain reliance on theoretical and empirical assertions which claim that attitudes serve as a…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Attitudes, Behavior, Correlation
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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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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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Crociata, Alessandro; Mattoscio, Nicola – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Pro-environmental behaviours associated with reducing, reusing and recycling have become increasingly matters of public policy concern. However, the existing literature on waste management rarely considers the cultural factors associated with predictors and enablers of recycling behaviours, nor has it deeply explored the relation between cultural…
Descriptors: Recycling, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Cultural Influences
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Beery, Thomas H. – Environmental Education Research, 2013
This study explored the question of whether a relationship exists between the Nordic cultural idea of friluftsliv and the psychological construct of environmental connectedness (EC). This quantitative study employed a correlational design with existing data from the Swedish Outdoor Recreation in Change national survey. Results indicate that there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environment, Recreational Activities, Outdoor Education
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Fusco, Emily; Snider, Anthony; Luo, Shanhong – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Previous research has shown a reliable association between environmental education and environmentally responsible behavior (ERB). Research has also shown that aspects of religion were associated with ERB. However, the mechanisms of associations are unclear. This study builds on previous research addressing the relationship between student major,…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Predictor Variables
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Ojala, Maria – Environmental Education Research, 2012
Although many young people think climate change is an important societal issue, studies indicate that pessimism is quite common. Finding ways to instill hope could therefore be seen as vital. However, is hope positively related to engagement or is it only a sign of illusory optimism? The aim of the study was to explore if hope concerning climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Student Attitudes, Sustainable Development, Adolescents