ERIC Number: EJ704112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan-1
Reference Count: 37
The Effects of an Environmental Education Program on Responsible Environmental Behavior and Associated Environmental Literacy Variables in Taiwanese College Students
Journal of Environmental Education, v35 n2 p37 Win 2004
This study assessed the effects of an environmental education (EE) course on college students' responsible environmental behavior and associated environmental literacy variables. This undergraduate course emphasized issue investigating-evaluation and action training. A nonequivalent control group design was used. The results of this study showed that the course significantly promoted the students' responsible environmental behavior, locus of control, environmental responsibility, intention to act, perceived knowledge of environmental issues, and perceived knowledge of and skills in using environmental action strategies. These effects were still maintained 2 months after the conclusion of the course. Implications for program development and instructional practice are presented, and recommendations for further research are provided.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Development, College Students, Locus of Control, Control Groups, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Knowledge Level
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan