ERIC Number: ED137058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Prior Membership in Outdoor-Oriented Youth Organizations: Its Relationship to Environmental Attitudes in Young Adults.
Ellis, Richard A.
This study sought to determine whether prior membership in the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, and 4-H related to favorable environmental attitudes, and whether prior members of these groups demonstrated significantly higher measures of these attitudes than non-members. The sample was comprised of 166 students from the College of Education of the Ohio State University. The instrument selected for the measurement of environmental concern was the Syracuse Environmental Awareness Test, Level III, Form D. In addition, a personal data questionnaire was utilized. Statistical analysis of the data found that no significant differences existed between the scores of prior members and prior non-members. No significant correlation was found to exist between duration of prior membership and attitude scores for the study population. On the basis of this study, prior membership in the specified youth organizations would appear to be of little consequence in the identification of individuals bearing environmental attitudes more favorable than the general population. (BT)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.S. Dissertation, The Ohio State University; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document