ERIC Number: EJ1103104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Effects of Vicarious Experiences of Nature, Environmental Attitudes, and Outdoor Recreation Benefits on Support for Increased Funding Allocations
Journal of Environmental Education, v47 n3 p222-236 2016
This study examined the effects of vicarious experiences of nature, environmental attitudes, and recreation benefits sought by participants on their support for funding of natural resources and alternative energy options. Using a national scenic trail user survey, results demonstrated that vicarious experiences of nature influenced environmental attitudes and experiential benefits. Support for increased funding allocations was directly influenced by both attitudes and experiential benefits, though attitude was a stronger predictor than benefits. Vicarious educational experiences and funding support were not directly related, but the relationship was mediated via both attitudes and recreation benefits.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, Educational Experience, Correlation, Resource Allocation, Natural Resources, Recreation, Energy, Energy Conservation, Predictor Variables, Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Grant or Contract Numbers: 13CS11080500025