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ERIC Number: EJ776687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8326
Evaluation of Environmental Attitudes: Analysis and Results of a Scale Applied to University Students
Fernandez-Manzanal, Rosario; Rodriguez-Barreiro, Luis; Carrasquer, Jose
Science Education, v91 n6 p988-1009 Nov 2007
Over the last few decades, environmental work has increased significantly. An important part of this has to do with attitudes. This research presents the design and validation of an environmental attitudes scale aimed at university students. Detailed information on development and validation of the scale is provided. Similarly, it presents the data derived from its application to a specimen group of students. The number of students involved in the whole research is 952. The results of the work show that a certain level of worry exists among the students regarding environmental problems, which is apparent in the need to increase environmental education and research. Some differences in environmental attitudes were also found between first year students and final year students and male and female students. These results lead us to insist on the importance of bringing about changes in the curriculum to increase environmentalism in the university. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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