ADVOCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A STUDY OF ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT

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Title:
ADVOCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A STUDY OF ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENT
Author:
PETSAS, CHRISTINA KATHRYN
Issue Date:
2016
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 examines how the position of a Sustainability Advocate impacted the behavioral intentions and attitudes towards the environment for members of Kappa Alpha Theta (KAT) on U of A’s campus. A pre-test survey was distributed to determine members’ general attitudes and behavioral intentions with a 39.70% response rate. This was followed by multiple months of educational presentations by the Sustainability Advocate over topics such as composting, recycling, water usage, etc. The post-test survey had a 19.85% response rate, however the overlap between participants for both the pre- and post-test surveys was only 0.045%, 12 people. A paired samples t-test was used to determine the difference in members’ attitudes and behavioral intentions toward the environment before and after the presentations by the Sustainability Advocate. Of the 12 participants, 83.33% saw 4+ sustainability presentations. The means increased for both attitudes and behavioral intentions from Time 1 to Time 2, however, the shortage of participants led the findings to be non-significant. Further research would need to ensure participation of chapter members for both the pre- and post-test phases. Overall, increased behavioral intentions and more positive attitudes toward helping the environment signal the beneficial effects of continuing sustainability advocacy.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Communication
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Rains, Stephen

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dc.titleADVOCATING FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A STUDY OF ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS TOWARD THE ENVIRONMENTen_US
dc.creatorPETSAS, CHRISTINA KATHRYNen
dc.contributor.authorPETSAS, CHRISTINA KATHRYNen
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThis study examines how the position of a Sustainability Advocate impacted the behavioral intentions and attitudes towards the environment for members of Kappa Alpha Theta (KAT) on U of A’s campus. A pre-test survey was distributed to determine members’ general attitudes and behavioral intentions with a 39.70% response rate. This was followed by multiple months of educational presentations by the Sustainability Advocate over topics such as composting, recycling, water usage, etc. The post-test survey had a 19.85% response rate, however the overlap between participants for both the pre- and post-test surveys was only 0.045%, 12 people. A paired samples t-test was used to determine the difference in members’ attitudes and behavioral intentions toward the environment before and after the presentations by the Sustainability Advocate. Of the 12 participants, 83.33% saw 4+ sustainability presentations. The means increased for both attitudes and behavioral intentions from Time 1 to Time 2, however, the shortage of participants led the findings to be non-significant. Further research would need to ensure participation of chapter members for both the pre- and post-test phases. Overall, increased behavioral intentions and more positive attitudes toward helping the environment signal the beneficial effects of continuing sustainability advocacy.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunicationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRains, Stephenen
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