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Zylstra, Matthew; Esler, Karen; Knight, Andrew; Le Grange, Lesley – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
The concept of "connectedness with nature" is increasingly used in environmental and sustainability discourse. However, this construct has also been critiqued and proponents charged with harboring an ambivalence that paradoxically reinforces a sense of separation from "nature". We respond to one critique by demonstrating that…
Descriptors: Physical Environment, Attitudes, Ecology, Sustainability
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Yocco, Victor S.; Bruskotter, Jeremy; Wilson, Robyn; Heimlich, Joseph E. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2015
Effectively communicating environmental issues to motivate visitors' behavior is critical for zoos to accomplish their missions. We examined the relationship between zoo visitors' environmental concern and agreement with messages framed by environmental concern. Findings from two zoos (N = 298; N = 400), using two message formats, provided nearly…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Animals, Environmental Education, Audiences
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Cartwright, Barbara J.; Wall, John E.; Kaya, J. A. Placide – Journal of Environmental Education, 2012
Among species recovery tools available, re-introduction of animals to the wild is one of the more complex. Since the mid-1990s two successful great ape re-introductions have taken place in the Republic of Congo, leading some conservationists to revisit re-introduction as a strategy. This research explored the role of conservation education and…
Descriptors: Conservation Education, Primatology, Foreign Countries, Environmental Education
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Thapa, Brijesh – Journal of Environmental Education, 2010
Outdoor recreation participation has increased over the past decades and is projected for further growth. Given the increase, it is important to assess recreationists' environmental values, activity style, general, and site-specific attitudes and behaviors to promote environmental stewardship, and to develop effective strategies in natural…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Natural Resources, Recreation, Attitudes
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Lukas, K. E.; Ross, S. R. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2005
The authors conducted an evaluation of visitor knowledge and conservation attitudes toward African apes at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo. Using S. R. Kellert's and J. Dunlap's (1989) analysis of zoo visitor knowledge and attitudes as a model, they modified and administered a survey to 1,000 visitors to the ape facility. On average, visitors correctly…
Descriptors: Primatology, Recreational Facilities, Environmental Education, Attitudes
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Toman, Eric; Shindler, Bruce; Reed, Michelle – Journal of Environmental Education, 2004
This research employed a panel design to measure the effect of site visits on public perceptions of prescribed fire. On-site survey questions were devised to compare answers to a mail questionnaire previously completed by the same respondents. Questions were designed to examine how site visits influence public opinion and affect acceptance of…
Descriptors: Fuels, Public Opinion, Attitudes, Environmental Education
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Jickling, Bob – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Explains that there will always be uncertainty about educationally appropriate responses to controversial issues. Education suggests a fluidity of meaning that shifts across a range of contexts, and what needs to be done will be found on a case-by-case and context-by-context basis in a mediated and negotiated third space. (Contains 48 references.)…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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Cordano, Mark; Welcomer, Stephanie A.; Scherer, Robert F. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2003
Evaluates the predictive validity of the original and revised versions of the New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale, some abbreviated NEP-derived scales, and a non-NEP environmental attitudes scale. Finds that all scales explain a significant amount of the variance in a measure of intention to engage in pro-environmental behavior. (Contains 33…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Behavior, Environmental Education
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Lalonde, Roxanne; Jackson, Edgar L. – Journal of Environmental Education, 2002
Reports on a study based on the premise that although it continues to be desirable to chart public attitudes toward the natural environment, the widely-used, 12-item New Environmental Paradigm (NEP) scale is in need of revision if it is to measure the public's more recent and sophisticated understanding of complex environmental issues. (Contains…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences, Evaluation Methods
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Mogensen, Finn; Nielsen, Kirsten – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Investigates Denmark schools' success in developing an understanding among students of environmental matters and the desire to take place as an active participant in democratic solutions. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Critical Thinking, Democratic Values
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Alm, Leslie R.; Simon, Marc – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Describes the criticisms coming from scientists on the assessment report on acid rain released by the National Acid Preparation Assessment Program (NAPAP) with the purpose of providing relevant information to policy makers about acid rain. Investigates n=129 scientists' point of view on the linkage of science to policy. (YDS)
Descriptors: Acid Rain, Attitudes, Environmental Influences, Policy
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Banerjee, Subhabrata Bobby – Journal of Environmental Education, 2001
Investigates environmental attitudes of three types of managers from three organizational contexts and evaluates participants' environmental concerns with a 7 point Likert-type scale.(YDS)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Environment, Environmental Education, Environmental Influences
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Doran, Rodney L.; And Others – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Reports a study to develop an instrument to measure the junior high school students' level of awareness of environmental problems and perception of possible solutions. Utilizes color slides with forced choice questions related to four constructs: perception, belief, attitude, and value. (SH)
Descriptors: Affective Measures, Attitudes, Beliefs, Environmental Education
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Howell, David L.; Warmbrod, J. Robert – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Describes a study to evaluate the effectiveness of a student manual in developing students' attitudes toward the protection of the environment. Thirty-six intact high school science and vocational agriculture classes formed the sample. No significant differences related to the manual were found; the instructor's education did relate to success.…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Research, Environmental Education, Evaluation
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Watkins, George Alfred – Journal of Environmental Education, 1974
Describes a study to develop an attitudinal scale to measure the attitudes of respondents toward water resources. Found that "income" and "education of the head of the household" were possible determinants of attitudes. (SH)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Environmental Education, Environmental Research
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