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ERIC Number: EJ780383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Assessing Children's Environmental Worldviews: Modifying and Validating the New Ecological Paradigm Scale for Use with Children
Manoli, Constantinos C.; Johnson, Bruce; Dunlap, Riley E.
Journal of Environmental Education, v38 n4 p3-13 Sum 2007
The authors revised and validated the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale for use with upper elementary students. Researchers use the NEP Scale extensively with adults, but it was not designed for children. Interviews with 5th grade students helped the authors revise the NEP Scale for use with children. The authors spent 2 years validating the modified instrument with larger numbers of students. After analyzing their results, the authors suggest that a 3-dimensional modified NEP Scale for Children, with 10 instead of 15 items and revised wording, is appropriate for use with children aged 10-12 years. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 1 note. A copy of the United States Postal Service's Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation form is appended.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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