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ERIC Number: ED553190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 92
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3030-4080-1
Student Motivation for Pursuing a Minor in Environmental Sustainability
Lewis, Luanne Woods
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Arkansas
Environmental sustainability dominates the global conversation seeking to increase awareness and change the culture of thinking concerning the relationship between humans and the Earth. Because many universities offer programs relative to environmental sustainability, a need exists to understand why students pursue these programs. This study examined student motivation for pursuing an environmental sustainability minor in one institution of higher education. Career, learning, monetary, and social responsibility were the motivational factors considered in this study. The results of this study indicated significant differences among the motivational factors for pursuing a minor in sustainability among those students surveyed. Significant differences existed for female and male participants. Significant differences also existed based on the student's major program of study in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Life Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. A significant difference in motivational factors did not exist for students in the School of Architecture, the College of Business, or the College of Engineering. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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