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ERIC Number: EJ816773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Environmental Attitudes and Information Sources among African American College Students
Lee, E. Bun
Journal of Environmental Education, v40 n1 p29-42 Fall 2008
The author examined the environmental attitudes of African American college students by using the 15-item New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) Scale. The author also attempted to determine their everyday environmental behaviors such as recycling and conservation and investigated major information sources for local, national, and international environmental issues. In general, African American college students were modestly proenvironmental, as determined by the NEP Scale. In terms of behavior, recycling of 5 different materials ranged from 13% to 15% of participants. Television and the Internet were the students' major sources of information on environmental news, and daily newspapers and governmental sources were the students' least used sources. (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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