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Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Masaryk University, Faculty of Social Studies, 2016.
    • Publication Date:
      2016
    • Collection:
      LCC:Sociology (General)
    • Abstract:
      Changing attitudes toward the environment has long been a goal of education programmes focused on helping students change their environmental behaviour. The relationship between environmental attitudes and personal behaviour changes, however, is complex. The purpose of the present study was to explore these relationships in two groups of children who participated in an earth education programme Earthkeepers, which was designed to affect both attitudes and behaviour. In stage one, the environments attitudes and behaviours of children in the United States before and after participating in the programme were compared. Children whose attitudes changed the most after the programme were the most likely to demonstrate the adoption of new proenvironmental behaviours. In stage two, a sample of Czech students who had participated in the Earthkeepers programme one year earlier completed the attitude instrument again and were interviewed. Most students maintained the attitude changes made during the programme. Some also maintained the behaviour changes one year later while others did not, often due to pressure from social norms or the lack of on-going motivation. The study suggests the importance of attitude change in promoting environmental behaviour while also noting the need for additional support for maintaining these changes in the long term.
    • File Description:
      electronic resource
    • ISSN:
      1214-813X
      1803-6104
    • Relation:
      https://journals.muni.cz/socialni_studia/article/view/6072; https://doaj.org/toc/1214-813X; https://doaj.org/toc/1803-6104
    • Rights:
      Journal Licence: CC BY
    • Accession Number:
      edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BRUCE JOHNSON; JAN ČINČERA. Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes. Sociální studia, [s. l.], v. 12, n. 3, 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428. Acesso em: 22 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Bruce Johnson, Jan Činčera. Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes. Sociální studia. 2016;12(3). Accessed September 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428
    • APA:
      Bruce Johnson, & Jan Činčera. (2016). Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes. Sociální Studia, 12(3).
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Bruce Johnson, and Jan Činčera. 2016. “Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes.” Sociální Studia 12 (3). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428.
    • Harvard:
      Bruce Johnson and Jan Činčera (2016) ‘Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes’, Sociální studia, 12(3). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428 (Accessed: 22 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Bruce Johnson & Jan Činčera 2016, ‘Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes’, Sociální studia, vol. 12, no. 3, viewed 22 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Bruce Johnson, and Jan Činčera. “Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes.” Sociální Studia, vol. 12, no. 3, Sept. 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Bruce Johnson, and Jan Činčera. “Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes.” Sociální Studia 12, no. 3 (September 1, 2016). http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Bruce Johnson, Jan Činčera. Examining the Relationship between Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour in Education Programmes. Sociální studia [Internet]. 2016 Sep 1 [cited 2020 Sep 22];12(3). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.41c689ca055f49dcb987891ccd738414&custid=s8280428