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ERIC Number: EJ1167519
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-4622
The Relationship between University Students' Environmental Identity, Decision-Making Process, and Behavior
Freed, Allison
Environmental Education Research, v24 n3 p474-475 2018
Environmental education scholars have argued for the need to focus on identity as a more predictive factor than attitude of individuals' environmental behavior. We examine individuals' decision-making as a mediating process between identity and behavior. University undergraduates (N = 299) were surveyed, with a select sub-sample interviewed. As expected, environmental identity was correlated with pro-environment behavior (recycling). However, students with lower pro-environmental identity also recycled regularly. Similarly, analysis of decision-making revealed most students, regardless of their environmental identity, do not think much when recycling. Environmental structures such as presence of recycling bins surfaced as a powerful influence on pro-environment behavior.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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