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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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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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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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Quinn, Frances; Castéra, Jérémy; Clément, Pierre – Environmental Education Research, 2016
Analyses of attempts to prevent the worsening of environmental problems on Earth often identify two key lines of critique about contemporary school curriculum: first, its role in entrenching anthropocentrism as the dominant paradigm for people-environment relations, and then, also compounding this, their combined role in furthering a loss of…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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Chen, Chung-Ling; Tsai, Chen-Hao – Environmental Education Research, 2016
University students are regarded as future decision-makers in society and have a high likelihood of becoming opinion-shapers in terms of the environment. Their awareness of the marine environment will therefore have a significant effect upon sustainable marine development. This study examines Taiwanese university students' marine environmental…
Descriptors: Marine Biology, Asians, Foreign Countries, College Students
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Baur, Armin; Haase, Hans-Martin – Environmental Education Research, 2015
Until now, many efforts in the area of environmental education, intended to instill consciously responsible behaviour into the general public in Germany, have failed. Several of the available intervention studies aimed at improving environmental behaviour of pupils with classroom tuition were able to show positive results, but there were often…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Cheung, Lewis T. O.; Fok, Lincoln; Tsang, Eric P. K.; Fang, Wei; Tsang, H. Y. – Environmental Education Research, 2015
This study aimed to understand the environmental knowledge (EK) of the residents of Hong Kong. A territory-wide survey was administered to investigate the subjective and objective EK of the respondents as well as their means of receiving information about the environment. The results indicated that Hong Kong's residents have a comparatively low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environment, Knowledge Level, Surveys
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Wen, Wen-cheng; Lu, Shiau-yun – Environmental Education Research, 2013
In recent years, rapid changes in the Earth's climate and environment have influenced our lives greatly. The ocean occupies 70% of the Earth's surface and is intimately related to the regulation of climate, fostering of life, and also to social economy, as well as sports and leisure. Students in the senior years of primary education are in a phase…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes