Investigating the Relationship Between Children's Environmental Perceptions and Ecological Actions through Environmental Learning Experiences

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Title:
Investigating the Relationship Between Children's Environmental Perceptions and Ecological Actions through Environmental Learning Experiences
Author:
Manoli, Constantinos C.
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study investigated the relationship between children's environmental perceptions and their ecological actions before and after attending Earthkeepers, an earth education program. Participants were 604 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from 14 schools in Arizona and Pennsylvania. A comparison of the environmental perceptions of participants revealed a statistically significant difference between those who undertook more and those who undertook fewer or no positive ecological actions. After the program, students who undertook more positive ecological actions, for example using less energy and fewer materials, had more pro-environmental perceptions than their counterparts. Individual interviews with 18 of the participants supported the positive relationship between environmental perceptions and ecological actions and provided further explanations for those actions.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Environmental Perceptions; Ecological Actions; Earth Education
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Teaching & Teacher Education; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Johnson, Bruce
Committee Chair:
Johnson, Bruce

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleInvestigating the Relationship Between Children's Environmental Perceptions and Ecological Actions through Environmental Learning Experiencesen_US
dc.creatorManoli, Constantinos C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorManoli, Constantinos C.en_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the relationship between children's environmental perceptions and their ecological actions before and after attending Earthkeepers, an earth education program. Participants were 604 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from 14 schools in Arizona and Pennsylvania. A comparison of the environmental perceptions of participants revealed a statistically significant difference between those who undertook more and those who undertook fewer or no positive ecological actions. After the program, students who undertook more positive ecological actions, for example using less energy and fewer materials, had more pro-environmental perceptions than their counterparts. Individual interviews with 18 of the participants supported the positive relationship between environmental perceptions and ecological actions and provided further explanations for those actions.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Perceptionsen_US
dc.subjectEcological Actionsen_US
dc.subjectEarth Educationen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineTeaching & Teacher Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJohnson, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.chairJohnson, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberArenas, Albertoen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberVinson, Kevinen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2351en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748231en_US
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