Adolescent Environmental Behaviors. Can Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Make a Difference?

Meinhold, J., & Malkus, A. (2005). Adolescent Environmental Behaviors. Can Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-Efficacy Make a Difference? Environment and Behavior, 37(4), 511 - 532.
This article examines the relationships among adolescent environmental behaviors and self-efficacy, knowledge, and attitudes. It was hypothesized that adolescents who demonstrate …

Acceptability of Travel Demand Management Measures: The Importance of Problem Awareness, Personal Norm, Freedom, and Fairness

Eriksson, L., Garvill, J., & Nordlund, A. (2006). Acceptability of travel demand management measures: The importance of problem awareness, personal norm, freedom, and fairness. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 26(1), 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.jenvp.2006.05.003.
Acceptability of travel demand management (TDM) with the aim of reducing private car use is modeled following a hierarchical set of beliefs. In a two-part model, pro-environmental…

Behavioural Responses to Climate Change: Asymmetry of Intentions and Impacts

Whitmarsh, L. (2009, March). Behavioural responses to climate change: Asymmetry of intentions and impacts. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29(1), 13-23.
In seeking to determine whether climate change mitigation strategies are effective, researchers and policy-makers typically use energy consumption as an indicator. UK government d…

The Effects of Order of Test Administration on Environmental Attitudes

Armstrong, J. B., & Impara, J. C. (1990). The effects of order of test administration on environmental attitudes. Journal of Environmental Education, 21, 3, 37-39.
Administered 1 of 4 knowledge tests based on the content of 4 issues of the National Wildlife Federation's NatureScope to 101 5th- and 6th-grade students in conjunction with a…

Ecological Worldview and Environmental Knowledge: The "New Environmental Paradigm"

Arcury, T. A., Johnson, T. P. & Scollay, S. J. (1986). Ecological worldview and environmental knowledge: The "New Environmental Paradigm". Journal of Environmental Education, 17, 4, 35-40.
With the increased societal awareness of environmental issues, social scientists have expanded their examination of environmentally related topics. One component of this expansio…

Content Analysis: A Technique for Measuring Attitudes Expressed in Environmental Education Literature

Burrus-Bammel, L. L., Bammel, G., & Kopitsky, K. (1988). Content analysis: A technique for measuring attitudes expressed in environmental education literature. Journal of Environmental Education, 19, 4, 32-37.
Demonstrated a content analysis approach to documentary research involving archive material. The 5 steps of (1) defining the population, (2) determining the sample, (3) isolatin…

Curriculum: The Voice of Nature

Cohen, M. J. (1983). Curriculum: The voice of nature. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 10, 3, 109-118.
Discusses a subconscious anti-nature mentality in Americans that divides the planet and people's wholeness, laying the foundation for the unwholesome environmental, spiritual, a…

Exploring the Difference between Recyclers and Non-Recyclers: The Role of Information

De Young, R. (1989). Exploring the difference between recyclers and non-recyclers: The role of information. Journal of Environmental Systems, 18, 341-351.
This article reports on a pilot study which explored how recyclers and non-recyclers differ. Two hundred households were first identified by direct observation over a series of m…

Energy Conservation Behavior: The Difficult Path from Information to Action

Costanzo, M., Archer, D., Aronson, E., & Pettigrew, T. (1986). Energy conservation behavior: The difficult path from information to action. American Psychologist, 41, 5, 521-528.
Presents a social-psychological model of energy-use behavior that draws on behavioral and social research to explain influence processes and behavioral change related to energy co…

Decision Making in Environmental Education: Notes from Research in the Dutch NME-VO Project

de-Jager, H. & Van-der-Loo, F. (1990). Decision making in environmental education: Notes from research in the Dutch NME-VO Project. Journal of Environmental Education, 22, 1, 33-43.
Decision making is often mentioned as an important feature of teaching science in technological and social context. In the Dutch project on environmental education (NME-VO), scien…

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