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ERIC Number: EJ770041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
Environmental Concern and Involvement of Individuals in Selected Voluntary Associations
Schuett, Michael A.; Ostergren, David.
Journal of Environmental Education, v34 n4 p30-38 Sum 2003
The authors examined environmental concern and involvement of individuals in two voluntary associations, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, Inc. (NOHVCC). Environmental concerns were assessed using the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP). When compared, results from 10 of 12 NEP items were found to be significantly different. The IMBA group scored higher on the NEP, showing a greater level of agreement on environmental concern. IMBA respondents were also more involved with environmental organizations than the NOHVCC sample. The study results suggest that the level of environmental concern and involvement differs for those who are in specific voluntary associations and who choose specific outdoor activities. Implications are discussed for educators and resource managers. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Environmental Paradigm