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Bernstein, Jennifer; Szuster, Brian W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Researchers have long aimed to quantify environmental attitudes, subsequently incorporating them into more comprehensive models of values, attitudes, and behaviors. However, many metrics, notably the New Environmental Paradigm scale, conflate a situated, incomplete set of environmental attitudes with pro-environmental worldviews generally.…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), World Views, Public Opinion, Natural Resources
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Dunlap, Riley E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2008
The New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) Scale, published in "The Journal of Environmental Education" by R. E. Dunlap and K. D. Van Liere (1978), has become the most widely used measure of environmental concern in the world and been employed in hundreds of studies in dozens of nations. This article tells the story of the NEP Scale, beginning…
Descriptors: Models, Environmental Education, Environmental Standards, Rating Scales
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Bostrom, Ann; Barke, Richard; Turaga, Rama Mohana R.; O'Connor, Robert E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2006
Little is known about environmental concerns and attitudes among people in former Soviet bloc countries in Eastern Europe despite widespread perceptions of severe environmental problems. The authors addressed this gap by examining Bulgarians' environmental concerns with a focus on whether the new environmental paradigm (NEP) scale can reliably…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Environmental Education, Attitude Measures, Test Items
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Rideout, Bruce E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The author measured endorsement of the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) in college students following their involvement in a 2- to 3-week environmental problem module focused on global environmental problems and energy issues. The module included readings, discussion, and a writing exercise, and was presented during 3 sequential semesters within a…
Descriptors: Models, College Students, Environmental Education, Comparative Analysis
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Cordano, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie A.; Scherer, Robert F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Evaluates the predictive validity of the original and revised versions of the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale, some abbreviated NEP-derived scales, and a non-NEP environmental attitudes scale. Finds that all scales explain a significant amount of the variance in a measure of intention to engage in pro-environmental behavior. (Contains 33…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Behavior, Environmental Education
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Schuett, Michael A.; Ostergren, David. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
The authors examined environmental concern and involvement of individuals in two voluntary associations, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Inc. (NOHVCC). Environmental concerns were assessed using the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP). When compared, results from 10 of 12…
Descriptors: Organizations (Groups), Recreational Activities, Conservation (Environment), Ecology
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Gigliotti, Larry M. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
A trend analysis compares attitudes of randomly selected Cornell University students (n=1500) toward 35 specific items utilizing the New Environmental Paradigm growth and technology scale to test the hypothesis that people who see benefits of economic growth or have faith in technological solutions are less willing to make personal sacrifices. (33…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Behavior Change, Beliefs
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Noe, Francis P.; Snow, Rob – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Examined were the responses of park visitors to the New Environmental Paradigm scale. Research methods, and results including reliabilities and factor analysis of the scales on the survey are discussed. (CW)
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Conservation (Environment), Environmental Education, Postsecondary Education
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Arcury, Thomas A.; Christianson, Eric Howard – Journal of Environmental Education, 1993
Examined environmental characteristic differences between a stratified sample of 624 Kentucky River Basin rural and urban residents. No significant differences were found in individual's environmental world views, concern, knowledge, and actions, but differences were found by education and income. Recommends promoting population equity to ensure…
Descriptors: Demography, Environmental Education, Knowledge Level, Rural Population
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Albrecht, Don; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1982
Reports the reliability, validity, and unidimensionality of New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale, an instrument designed to measure how people feel about nature. Based on statewide samples of farmers (N=348) and metropolitan residents (N=407) of Iowa, the NEP was determined to be valid, reliable, and multidimensional, measuring three distinct…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Environmental Education, Questionnaires, Rural Farm Residents