ERIC Number: EJ1065169
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Are Geography Students Good "Environmental Citizens?" A Comparison between Year of Study and over Time
Robinson, Zoe P.
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v39 n2 p245-259 2015
Are geography students good "environmental citizens?" Has this improved over time with increasing emphasis on sustainability within higher education? This paper compares environmental attitudes and behaviours of geography students at different stages of their degree and over a seven-year period. The findings show that although geography students have an interest in environmental issues and feel a responsibility to educate others, this does not necessarily lead to pro-environmental behaviours, particularly more indirect behaviours. Environmental citizenship attributes in first year geography students show little change over seven years, other than where behaviours have been influenced by changes to the infrastructure around them.
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Geography, Sustainability, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Intervals, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Citizenship Responsibility, Attitude Change, Sustainable Development, Undergraduate Students, Cohort Analysis, College Freshmen, College Seniors, Focus Groups, Questionnaires, Motivation, Performance Factors, Individual Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom