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Clayton, Susan; Luebke, Jerry; Saunders, Carol; Matiasek, Jennifer; Grajal, Alejandro – Environmental Education Research, 2014
Societal response to climate change has been inadequate. A perception that the issue is both physically and temporally remote may reduce concern; concern may also be affected by the political polarization surrounding the issue in the USA. A feeling of connection to nature or to animals may increase personal relevance, and a supportive social…
Descriptors: Climate, Zoology, Recreational Facilities, Animals
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Dijkstra, E. M.; Goedhart, M. J. – Environmental Education Research, 2012
This article describes the development and validation of the Attitudes towards Climate Change and Science Instrument. This 63-item questionnaire measures students' pro-environmental behaviour, their climate change knowledge and their attitudes towards school science, societal implications of science, scientists, a career in science and the urgency…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Climate, Validity, Student Attitudes
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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