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Lawrence, Eva K. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
This study examined college students' visits to natural areas on campus and how these visits relate to place identity and environmentally responsible behaviors. The majority (76.5%) of the 115 participants visited the natural areas, and 55.7% of these students visited for a course requirement. Students who lived on campus, were younger, and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Humanities, Natural Resources, Conservation (Environment)
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Liddicoat, Kendra R.; Krasny, Marianne E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2014
Residential outdoor environmental education (ROEE) programs for youth have been shown to yield lasting autobiographical episodic memories. This article explores how past program participants have used such memories, and draws on the memory psychology literature to offer a new perspective on the long-term impacts of environmental education.…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Environmental Education, Autobiographies, Memory
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Vaske, Jerry J.; Kobrin, Katherine C. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Illustrates how an attachment to a local natural resource can influence environmentally responsible behavior (ERB) in an individual's everyday life. Reports four general and three specific behavioral indicators reflecting a single environmentally responsible latent construct. Investigates the place dependence and place identity's role on ERB using…
Descriptors: Community Resources, Environmental Education, Secondary Education
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1995
Reports that students completing an environmental studies course displayed significant gains when compared with students not completing such a course. These gains were made in acquiring a more internally-oriented locus of control of reinforcement for environmentally responsible behavior, a higher perception of their knowledge of and skill in using…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Ecology, Environmental Education, Higher Education
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1994
Reports research designed to develop a reliable and valid instrument to assess the relationship between locus of control of reinforcement and environmentally responsible behavior in (n=853) undergraduate students. Results suggest that the Environmental Action Internal Control Index can accurately predict environmentally responsible behavior.…
Descriptors: Correlation, Environmental Education, Higher Education, Locus of Control
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J.; D'Costa, Ayres – Journal of Environmental Education, 1995
Describes an attempt to develop a reliable and valid instrument to assess the relationship between locus of control of reinforcement and environmentally responsible behavior. Presents a six-step psychometric process used to develop the Environmental Action Internal Control Index (EAICI) for undergraduate students. Contains 54 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Evaluation, Higher Education, Likert Scales
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Newhouse, Nancy – Journal of Environmental Education, 1990
Discussed are the determinants of environmentally responsible behavior, the attitude-behavior discrepancy problem, how environmental attitudes are formed and changed, and the effects of individual differences on appropriateness of educational techniques. (CW)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Behavior, Behavior Change, Change Strategies
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Labbe, Colleen P.; Fortner, Rosanne W. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Describes a study aimed at determining if 'E/The Environmental Magazine' has met two goals: (1) its subscribers' need for environmental information and (2) its publishers' goal of inspiring environmentally responsible behavior. Results indicate that the level of the magazine's influence varied according to the reader's behavior category.…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Internet, Periodicals
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Siemer, William F.; Knuth, Barbara A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Investigates fishing and aquatic stewardship outcomes associated with different levels of program exposure among n=619 participants in a national fishing education program (Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs) designed for youth in Grades 6-8. Supports the assumption that such programs are more likely to influence antecedents to environmentally…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
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Simmons, Deborah A. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1991
Through two surveys of nature and environmental centers throughout the United States, the author compares the centers' expressed goals with the goals of environmental education. These goals were determined by an accepted behavior model that is considered conducive to environmentally responsible behavior. (17 references) (MCO)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Consciousness Raising, Educational Philosophy
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Smith-Sebasto, N. J. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1992
A study reveals the need for extensive refinement of the Revised Perceived Environmental Control Measure purported in the past to be a reliable and valid instrument to measure the relationship between the psychological construct, "locus of control," and environmental action or environmentally responsible behavior. (MCO)
Descriptors: Behavior, Behavioral Science Research, Concurrent Validity, Construct Validity
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Borden, Richard J.; Schettino, Andrew P. – Journal of Environmental Education, 1979
Described is a study to test the assumption that factual knowledge and feelings are independent variables acting to some extent to produce environmentally responsible action. (Author/RE)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attitudes, Behavior, Behavioral Science Research
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Kuhlemeier, Hans; van den Bergh, Huub; Lagerweij, Nijs – Journal of Environmental Education, 1999
In a national assessment program, 57% of Dutch ninth-grade students had a positive attitude towards the environment and 35% were prepared to make sacrifices for the environment. Student knowledge about environmental problems, however, was fragmentary and often incorrect. Environmentally responsible behavior was more strongly connected with the…
Descriptors: Consumer Economics, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries
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Hewitt, Patricia – Journal of Environmental Education, 1997
Focuses on instructional games designed to teach about environmental topics such as wetlands, pollution, endangered species, population, energy, and individual effects on the environment. Fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-grade students (N=295) were tested, and significant results were found between students who played four games and those who did not…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Enrichment Activities, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning
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Culen, Gerald R.; Mony, Preethi R. S. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
This research study collected data on environmental literacy and was used among Florida 4-H youth participating in nonformal environmental education activities as part of their 4-H experience. Using "The Middle School Environmental Literacy Instrument" 4-H participants were tested on several variables, which appear to be important…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Environmental Education, Student Evaluation, Data Collection
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