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ERIC Number: EJ938118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1571-0068
Indian Secondary Students' Views about Global Warming: Beliefs about the Usefulness of Actions and Willingness to Act
Chhokar, Kiran; Dua, Shweta; Taylor, Neil; Boyes, Edward; Stanisstreet, Martin
International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, v9 n5 p1167-1188 Oct 2011
A 44-item survey instrument was designed to determine secondary students' views about how useful various specific actions related to reducing global warming might be, their willingness to undertake these various actions and the extent to which these 2 might be linked. The instrument was administered to students in grades 6-10 (n = 768) from 4 large schools in metropolitan Delhi, India in which the teaching language was English. The findings indicated that this cohort of Indian students exhibited high levels of concern about climate change and strong willingness to act against global warming and in favour of the environment. The findings are tentatively compared with those from 2 similar survey studies conducted in Western contexts (Spain and Australia).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia; India; Spain