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ERIC Number: ED197252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Energy Conservation: Three Years of Research on the Attitudes and Behaviors of High School Students.
Kushler, Martin G.
Energy conservation efforts targeted at high-school-age youth could produce immediate energy savings as a result of their actions and their influence on their families. Prior to their assumption of full adult roles, students could adopt an "energy ethic" having a lasting impact on society. Based on these beliefs, a multi-phase research effort was undertaken, including instructional intervention and attitude surveys, to determine the effects on youth of energy education. The data suggest that energy-conservation instruction has a significant effect on the attitudes and behaviors of high school students. Females were more positive toward conservation than males; older students and those with higher grade-point averages also had more positive attitudes. Further experimental research is needed to demonstrate the causal connection between education and energy-conservation attitudes and behaviors and to examine ways in which teenagers influence home energy-consumption patterns. (Author/CS)
Energy Administration, Michigan Dept. of Commerce, 6520 Merchantile Way, Suite 1, Lansing, MI 48109 (Single copies free)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Energy Research and Development Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Commerce, Lansing.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).