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Lee, Lung-Sheng; Chang, Liang-Te; Lai, Chih-Chien; Guu, Yunn-Horng; Lin, Kuen-Yi – Environmental Education Research, 2017
In this study, we administered a questionnaire to 1001 vocational high school students to ascertain their literacy with regard to energy saving and carbon-emissions reduction (ESCER) and to analyze whether their literacy was affected by their gender or academic major. The data analysis produced the following conclusions: (1) behaviors pertaining…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, High School Students, Vocational Education
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Cooke, Anna N.; Fielding, Kelly S.; Louis, Winnifred R. – Environmental Education Research, 2016
To identify pathways to lower environmental impacts, this research examined the motivation and antecedents of motivation (autonomy, relatedness, competence), of environmentally active people. Previous research suggests that people with more self-determined motivation for pro-environmental behavior (PEB) should carry out more PEBs, and have lower…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Self Determination, Path Analysis, Conservation (Environment)
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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