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ERIC Number: EJ1024654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0095-8964
The Effects of Children's Age and Sex on Acquiring Pro-Environmental Attitudes through Environmental Education
Liefländer, Anne Kristin; Bogner, Franz Xaver
Journal of Environmental Education, v45 n2 p105-117 2014
Environmental education programs aiming to enhance children's environmental attitudes in a pro-environmental direction require background information, such as age and sex differences, to ensure appropriate design. We used the 2-MEV model with its domains "preservation" and "utilization" of nature to assess a four-day program at an educational field center with students 9-10 and 11-13 years of age. A pre- and post-retention test design revealed younger students to be more responsive concerning positive attitude shifts than older students, whereas the sexes were equally influenced. Program developers should consider that education has a stronger effect on young children's environmental attitudes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany