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Watson, Lesley; Hegtvedt, Karen A.; Johnson, Cathryn; Parris, Christie L.; Subramanyam, Shruthi – Education Sciences, 2017
This study examines how perceptions of the legitimacy of university sustainability efforts--support by the administration (authorization) or from students' peers (endorsement)--as well as the physical context in which students live, matter in shaping students' environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs). Using survey data collected from…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Student Behavior, School Support
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Watson, Lesley; Johnson, Cathryn; Hegtvedt, Karen A.; Parris, Christie L. – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of living in "green" dorms on students' environmentally responsible behaviors (ERBs), in concert with other factors, including individual identity and social context in the form of behavior modeling by peers. Design/methodology/approach: The sample of 243 consists of students…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Sustainability, Conservation (Environment), Student Behavior